Tag Archives: the 80’s

Compromised: Canada’s Tainted Blood

Unspeakable (CBC) It might seem a strange title, but the horror of having your son, already suffering from haemophilia, suddenly contract AIDS and begin to die is exactly that: unspeakable. The TV drama sets out to explain how it all … Continue reading

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It Must Be the Christmas Season

Die Hard (1988) With so many Hallmark Christmas movies on television at the present, it makes a refreshing change to go back to this one from the late 80’s. Sappy, it is not. Spicy, maybe. But mostly fruity, with the … Continue reading

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ACUIA: the Foreign Exchange Caper

Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors When I was the Internal Auditor/Accounting Supervisor of the North Shore Credit Union, I was a member of a group of Internal Auditors. This was in the first half of the 1980’s . We … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Film or Movie?

  Less than a week to go now I was reading a interview that Steven Spielberg gave about this upcoming extravaganza. He used the terms ‘film’ and ‘movie’ in a way that I hadn’t thought about before. His point was … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder (fragment)

If you have a detective nature, You will find so much to trace: The words on the page are your Clue that there‚Äôs more than just a face, Staring back from the computer screen; You need only search through history … Continue reading

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Playing the Game of Life to the End

Ready Player One “In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the … Continue reading

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