Category Archives: Mind The Gap

What Would Joseph Campbell Think?

I love this… I am often thinking about Joseph Cambell and his brilliant view on modern life and the human condition through the lens of mankind’s myths and mythology. – cPaul From BILLMOYERS.COM: A Facebook member responded to our recent post Bill Moyers … Continue reading

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The USA is NOT Energy Independent

A few of my American friends who are currently cheering the Trump-Administration have crowed on Trump’s declaration that the USA is energy independent, a talking-point that Trump re-claimed at the recent State of the Union Address. That does not jive … Continue reading

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Harry’s (no relation…) Story of Overcoming Severe Depression

Many of us can relate…. cPaul From mentalhealth.org.uk Harry’s story: overcoming severe depression Sitting at my desk as I try to start this story, I’m struggling to decide where to begin and I can feel it coming on. Shivers up … Continue reading

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Does the Increase in Public Awareness and Education About Mental Illness in Canada Change Stigma?

While I’m pleased to see any positive focus on public awareness and education around the topic of mental illness, I wonder about the real effect that Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” awareness campaign has on reducing stigma where the proverbial “rubber … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Y’All in the USA Get Along? (A Perspective From a Canadian)

If we here in Canada appear to be anti- or pro-Trump, it should not be assumed that our opinions are formed in a vacuum or without discerning the news. It may come as a surprise that many of us are … Continue reading

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Obscene Disparity

I just read on CNBC’s website that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, hits the $1 trillion-dollar market cap for today. I think that few of us truly understand how obscene this amount of money is. Here are some interesting facts: Spending … Continue reading

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Vote the Common Good

As the distance for the 2020 US Presidental Election shortens, and the back-and-forth bickering suggests “civil war” more than “civil discourse”, here’s a USA -based Christian political group that makes sense to me as an outsider. While the usual rhetoric … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism: Tarnished, and Dim

The concept of a “shining city on a hill” has been invoked in modern times by politicians, from JFK to Ted Cruz. “A City upon a Hill” is a concept from a New Testament account of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

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Culture Industry Explained Simply

From Cultural Reader – Article Summaries and Reviews in Cultural Studies Simply explained, culture industry is a term used by social thinkers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to describe how popular culture in the capitalist society functions like an industry in producing standardized products … Continue reading

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We Broke the News

Viewpoint: We Broke the News Media, How Can We Fix Them? by Melissa Bell, Publisher and Founder of Vox Media Let me paint a picture of an industry squeezed from all sides: When the President of the United States does … Continue reading

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