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About cPaul

Father: "He never amounted to anything". Mother: "Who the hell does he think he is"? Former Teacher: "Smart as a bag of hammers". Former Boss: "Condescending". Brother: "Mom loves me more".

What did Coast to Coast AM’s Art Bell really believe?

For a decade, Art Bell had the ears and minds of late night AM radio with Coast to Coast, his talk show exploring high weirdness of all kinds—from extraterrestrial conspiracies to doomsday scenarios, remote viewing, and Bigfoot. Sometimes, Bell himself … Continue reading

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Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid

An excellent perspective on the divided states of America by Jonathan Haidt of Braver Angels: “Social scientists have identified at least three major forces that collectively bind together successful democracies: social capital (extensive social networks with high levels of trust), … Continue reading

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A Project Long Overdue

I know that absolutely no one reads my blog, so it’s safe to post about a happy milestone this evening. I finally finished some artwork that I had “promised” more than 20 years ago. It is a surprise, so, “shhh!” … Continue reading

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We’re Probably in a Simulation.

How Much Should That Worry Us? Farhad Manjoo | NYT Imagine that when your great-grandparents were teenagers, they got their hands on a groundbreaking new gadget, the world’s first fully immersive virtual-reality entertainment system. These weren’t those silly goggles you … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk” about the Stigma of Mental Illness

As a person living with Major Depressive Disorder, I’m pleased to see any positive focus on public awareness and education around the topic of mental illness. Yet, I wonder about the real effect that Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” awareness campaign … Continue reading

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Minus 30 degrees Celcius

This photograph was taken early morning, looking towards Montreal from Pointe-Claire on Lac Saint-Louis, Québec. This image, and many more, can be seen here:

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What a year it was…

I have nothing to say, other than we are about to go into another lockdown here in Montreal due to the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

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Tibb’s Eve

“Tibb’s Eve” is the eve of Christmas Eve in Newfoundland, a day for mummering, drinking your face off, and generally making an ass of yourself with your friends. A bit homesick today…This photo was taken on a snowy Tibb’s Eve … Continue reading

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Fun with grey…

With thanks to Mr. Hersey — our High School art teacher, who taught us that “grey goes with everything”. Or perhaps that’s just how I remember it. On reflection, it was more something he blurted out to me in exasperation … Continue reading

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National Congress for the Prevention of Suicide

I’m pleased to be participating in the following conference in May, 2022. A national conference, organized jointly by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE-UQAM), and … Continue reading

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These are two photographs from my Nova Scotia collection…

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One last Fall 2021 photo — I promise!

Shot mid-October near Saint Jerome, QC

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Last Hurrah of Fall Colour shots

I am posting the last (for now!) of the images captured at the peak of colour this Fall. Love this! Looks amazing blown up to 36″ wide!!

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Autumn colour perspectives (2)

Sometimes I need to spin things around to see the exact same thing from a different perspective. 🙂

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