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Sword, Knife or Right

Why Every Man Should Carry a Knife OR consider reading this: ‘why young men carry …’[...]

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making a life

While living my experience of a life, creating memorable moments, Of pleasure and purpose, of passion and pain. I wonder whether to gather a record greater than memory, To offer to the world outside my being, what I have to[...]

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OUR Heritage

Spruce, pine and fir … The structure within our walls and the trees standing tall in our forests. Cherry, oak and maple … The fibre on our floors and the canopy casting shadow in our fields. Sand, clay and stone[...]

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Kingston Penitentiary & the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Dear Graham (Planning Partnership) I just returned from a wonderful visit to Kingston. It has changed so much since I was there last. As you may not know, I grew up on Garden Island in the summer here, I have[...]

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The Future of Architecture and your New home

TED Talk on Architecture worth seeing: Watch the video of Marc Kushner “Architecture is not about math or zoning — it’s about visceral emotions,” says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty[...]

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A Bottle or 2

a bottle or two just for you but the third has a story to tell what the hell it must be heard[...]

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Gutenberg Galaxy

“MyGutenbergGalaxy onBookchair” by MihalOrela – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. In a world far far away, we find home… WIKI: Movable type, with its ability to reproduce texts accurately and swiftly, extended the drive toward[...]

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Community Smart Growth

“Ontarians deserve a predictable, fair and transparent system guiding how their communities will grow. These proposals empower our cities and towns to better determine how neighbourhoods are shaped.” Ted McMeekin Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Smart growth – OR – All in[...]

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sustain vs change

why is anomaly so ‘cute‘? why should anomaly prevail? if nothing else, then that in hand will suffice. in our hands all things may be equal – from those same hands, atrocities fail us. nature finds another balance as a[...]

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Bricks & Mortar

What $1 million used to buy in Toronto What is the true  – real – price of a home? The value it sold for or the value you paid for… relative to market, quality or need? Relative to the cost of the materials[...]

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