Monthly Archives: June 2013

Harnass The Worm

I remember taking Psych 100 long ago as an undergrad.  Many of our lessons required us to read articles from publications such as Scientific  American.   I recall one such article concerning eidetic memory, a phenomenon popularly known as “photographic memory”.  … Continue reading

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Reinhardt’s first and last film

Originally posted on barczablog:
Director Max Reinhardt The 1935 Warner Brothers A Midsummernight’s Dream (AMSD) directed by Max Reinhardt, is one of my favourite films.  This week I will once again get the pleasure of including it in my film…

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The Birth of an Opera

I’m enjoying The Birth of an Opera, a fascinating book by Michael Rose. My jaw dropped at the simplicity of the concept of the work, and now I’m thoroughly hooked by the smoothness of Rose’s execution. Rose combines two very … Continue reading

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Bridal grooming

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to play keyboard (organ + piano) at a wedding.  I said yes enthusiastically, even though I haven’t done this in quite awhile.  While I play the organ at my church from time … Continue reading

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Architect, house thyself

University of Toronto are undertaking an ambitious building project, the new home of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.  But it’s not that it’s a tall building or a unique shape; that’s not what’s especially daring … Continue reading

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Bronzes by Ai Weiwei in Nathan Phillips Square

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. AGO unveils monumental bronze sculpture series by artist Ai Weiwei in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square Majestic 50,000 pound sculpture installation adorns Toronto City Hall’s reflecting pool in advance of AGO summer … Continue reading

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Cats came back

I’m thinking of a dark coloured t-shirt with eyes looking out of a dark background.  It’s in a child’s size, a much-loved shirt commemorating a happy memory excuse the pun of a fun show.  Now?  That child is now a mom, … Continue reading

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