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Grey Cup!

Football isn’t that big in Canada. Most people probably don’t know that we have our own football league. Composed mostly, I think, of players not goodenuf to make the NFL.

It’s sort of campy. But the players are better than, say, guys you’d see in the local park!

Just after uploading this the sun came out for a while. 🙂

Grey Cup always brings back memories of my dad. We used to gather together as a family and watch before I really knew there was a bigger, shinier and more commercial NFL!

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Jennie Brownscombe says Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914 – Click image for fullsize

Looking thru the web for a good Thanksgiving pic, I discovered Jennie Brownscombe. Those deep artists eyes of hers stopped me cold.

Really quite a good painter. I advise checking her out if you’re into period pieces.

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (December 10, 1850 – August 5, 1936) Wikipedia

We’ve already had our Thanksgiving in Canada. But with Global Warming the two countries may eventually sync. Maybe, maybe not. Our Daylight Savings time recently synced. Ours used to be a week or two ahead. We changed to km in the 70s while the US still does miles. A childhood memory for me. A nice one, mind you.

 


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How to tell a great leader from an evil genius…

I was browsing through A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis and came across an interesting passage that got me thinking…

Jung’s main theoretical contribution to group psychology lies in his claim that it is the influence of insufficiently integrated archetypal tendencies that leads to mass phenomena such as fascism.

And that really is the bottom line.

A great leader weighs all the options and acts with his or her mind connected to the heart. But a tyrant doesn’t give a damn because he or she’s in the grip of some strange power beyond themselves, a power that Jung called an ‘archetypal influence.’

In short, the one is in control, whereas the other is controlled and wants to pass that lack of personal autonomy onto others… sort of like a disease.

Speaking of diseases, I wrote a poem called “The Disease” a long time ago, several years before 9/11. It was this kind of thing that I was alluding to.


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just slightly ahead of my time…

just slightly ahead of my time…, originally uploaded by earthpages.

What’s the news? Well, today I worked like a beaver adding the very best news feeds available in all sorts of innovative categories. Check out the “News” tab at earthpages.ca and earthpages.org!


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History repeats

history repeats, originally uploaded by earthpages.


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einstein’s missing variable

einstein’s missing variable, originally uploaded by the last man on earth.

love is the answer… assuming, of course, you’re dealing with sane individuals…


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Look familiar?

Dr. Seuss – The Zax