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"Here in Canada, we live in a democracy (or do we just 'teach' it - supposedly - elsewhere?) MEANING: voting = hiring... govt. = managers who run our districts... and - well, being the boss doesn't end at hiring does it? WE own this country - yup,..." Read more of this chapter »
Ocean Warrior by Paul   Watson
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"This is just a rollicking good yarn, no two ways about it. It will make you chortle like a drunken buffoon, and sob like a forlorn sissy. And sob you will, even though you read it long ago (before you developed emotions, apparently) and have seen..." Read more of this review »
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Miss Fletcher was a real 'teacher's teacher' who inspired my Love of LiTeRaTuRe, starting with this eerily fascinating tale of human corruption (in grade 9, I think). I doubt this book's literary delights – let alone its dark, foreboding undercurrent ...more
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Vancouver Fiction by David Watmough
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Albert Schweitzer
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”
Albert Schweitzer

Matthew Scully
“Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.”
Matthew Scully, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

George Bernard Shaw
“Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.”
George Bernard Shaw

Ellen DeGeneres
“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts.”
Ellen DeGeneres, My Point... And I Do Have One

Simone Weil
“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”
Simone Weil

TIME to TAKE THE HELM (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 14, 2014 08:20PM
Description: It's never too early (or too late) to participate...
SWM's : You had your chance & BLEW IT, big-time ~ ADMIT IT~! (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 28, 2012 06:23PM
Description: (ah FORGET iT ~ just GET OUT...)
GRRRRRR..... (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 28, 2012 05:47AM
Description: My stint as Dermot's co-star/pupil... [yeh, that was the pLAN b4 all the B.S. began~]
Humanity: Hang on & 'OCCUPY'... (Nonfiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Nov 18, 2011 09:32PM
Description: {Canadians, wake up to evil in our midst}
Climate change: the facts (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 19, 2010 06:43PM
Description: A short encapsulation thereof...
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