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Weaponized Ignorance

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat

Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via theconversation.com A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Julio Vincent Gambuto | Forge You’re not crazy my friends. *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught … Continue reading

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C. Paul Carter – Photography

My portfolio can be found here: https://pcarter5b14.myportfolio.com I’ve been interested in photography since 1975 when I borrowed a friend’s Ricoh and a couple of lenses for a time. Black & White film was available from my High School, and I … Continue reading

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Fall Light on Lac St. Louis

This view never grows old, but as twilight comes much earlier these cool fall days, It’s a beautiful but sad reminder that the sailing season has come to an end. As I was derigging the boat this evening, I remembered … Continue reading

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Mostly Worth a Look-See

If you’re curious about what the cool folks are browsing these days, here’s a list of websites that I visit from time-to-time: MEL Magazine“Because there is no playbook for how to be a guy.” MEL is a lifestyle and culture … Continue reading

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Open Door Moves on as St. Stephen’s Church Closes

St. Stephen’s Westmount, and its community was a pillar of my life for many years. We were a family of imperfect folks from all walks of life in an imperfect building that had stood for generations on the intersection of … Continue reading

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Shipwright Service – Montreal, QC

Shipwright Service has been my go-to boat repair, modification, and refurbish team for more than 10 years. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. When I bought a very used and abused sailboat that others had walked away from, Josh … Continue reading

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Charlie

The Bark Stranger? He fits in where the heart holes were — left behind by beloved pets of us both, that have since crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He’s a funny, empathetic little man, who seems to be aware that … Continue reading

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And That’s a Wrap!

And that’s a wrap! Lolly Jo is put to bed for the winter. Fitting photo for end of day & sailing season at BYC. 

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Pentax Spotmatic

Today, I cleaned and carefully packed up my trusty Pentax Spotmatic, and a stable of great M42 Super-Tak Ashai glass and accessories in a long-unused Lowepro Magnum bag, with lots of desiccant packs thrown in for good measure. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Daion Handcrafted Guitars

I was going through my old web projects this evening and came across the file archive for the Daion Guitars web site and owner’s forum I hosted for many years. I still have a Daion Model 80 acoustic, and — to … Continue reading

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Daion Guitars

This is one of my favourite guitars — a 1980 Daion “The 80” Dreadnought Guitar. For those not up on Daions, they’re a bit of a cult guitar: they’re higher-end Japanese instruments made by the Yamaki firm and they were … Continue reading

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Anti-Intellectualism and the Dumbing Down of America

by Moe Bedard | Gnostic Warrior There are a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author … Continue reading

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