Regular Posts Tagged ‘society’
On Therapeutic Effects in Art Therapy
29th Dec 2011Posted in: Blog 1

    Back in the beginning, when i was doing my internship at a children’s hospital in Montreal, the supervising psychiatrist invited me and my wife to his home for dinner. My internship under him had been somewhat tumultuous over a period of about 8 months because i felt insecure about my competence and particularly […]

Road to Virtue
20th Jun 2011Posted in: Blog 0

I  don`t know if i am virtuous. I think there is a rule that if you are virtuous, you`re not supposed to say: ”I am virtuous” it is kind of like saying: ”I am humble” because if you were really humble, you would not telling people about it.  I can say though that i am […]

Drama Review
13th Jun 2011Posted in: Blog 1

The Fighter The narrative in this movie revolves around the relationship between two brothers and their mother.  It is about the difficuties encountered through lack of education. One brother is successful and the other is less so. Or perhaps I should say that he is successful in another way and that the way in which […]

Galantry, Women
20th May 2011Posted in: Blog 0

I was floored when a young woman offered me the available seat on a packed bus this morning. Of course, i did not take the offer because i am a man. Of course i had just offered the seat next to it to another woman who seemed to think she was entitled to it but […]

Faith and Religion
15th May 2011Posted in: Blog 0

A couple of thoughts about religion: 1)  If faith is no longer to be placed in organized religion, then surely there must be another use for the remarkable power of faith. This faith which gave us hope to believe in. This faith which at once nurtured the will to survive and the quest to identity. […]

Pornographic Society
14th May 2011Posted in: Blog 1

So now that we live in a pornographic society where the sexuality of women is draped above us like a holy grail, are we still going to pretend that rape is a man’s problem? We have often heard the feminist position that rape is about power and control and not about sex. But sex itself […]

Slut Walks, Gender Talks, Feminism
11th May 2011Posted in: Blog 0

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about women`s rights spurred on by the foolish comments of an ontario cop. The cop apparently suggested that female victims of sexual assault must sometimes accept some responsibility for the crime because the way they were dressed sent mixed signals to the men who commited those crimes. […]

shopping and spiritual emptiness
9th May 2011Posted in: Blog 0

I spent a couple hundred dollars on some nice pants and shoes the other day. I was going to walk past the shopping center but something drew me in. Not sure what. Bought some clothes for my body. Took them home, tried them on and felt dashing as i looked at myself in the mirror. […]

16th Apr 2011Posted in: Blog 0

A very good, and fair documentary about the failure of the war on drugs and the correctional system. Planned futility is how i describe the basis of our economic functioning because as one speaker in the documentary points out, you need unemployment in a capitalist economy. Without unemployment, there is no way to keep wages […]

The Pronoun
5th Apr 2011Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0

I assure you,  the irony is not lost on me. We seem to be living in a world with the greatest of paradoxes and contradictions. As the internet and technology bring many people closer together, we forget that over 70% of the world don’t have access to the net.  So the distance between us and […]

Religion Is Morphing...Again...
3rd Apr 2011Posted in: Blog 0

I love thinking about gender and this post truly just fell in my lap about half an hour ago. Masculine Gods? Feminine Gods? There are signs that religion is starting to crack under the pressure. This is a good crack. With it comes some increased flexibility because what does not bend, must break. There are […]

21st Mar 2011Posted in: Blog 0

If we are fighting alcoholism, we must take every wine bottle and every beer can and fill it with water. Thus, we  have now surrounded ourselves with the illusion of alcohol but the truth of water. As we reach for what our desires crave we are justly and rightly punished for our superficial focus on […]

spa experience as a microcosm of society
4th Mar 2011Posted in: Blog 0

It occured to me the other day while soaking in a hot tub that my experience at my favourite spa was in some relative sense a microcosm of an individual’s experience in society. For example, as my body is soaking, i realize that my calm head sits above the water. Here, my rational mind is […]

Taxation and Democracy
22nd Feb 2011Posted in: Blog 0

The citizen should have taxes directly removed from the income paid to him. Paying taxes is one of the only and certainly the most important democratic act which a citizen can carry out.  Paying taxes is worth so much more than a simple vote every so many years. We vote at every election, but little […]

Media and the Purveyor of the Truth
13th Feb 2011Posted in: Blog 0

The purveyor of the truth is the keeper of the secret.