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The Social Dilemma helps explain why our world has gone off the rails

Last night I finally got around to watching the documentary, The Social Dilemma on Netflix after hearing about it and reading about it in the media. It was so horrifying and so profound that I couldn’t sleep when I went to bed afterward. It is all about the media and its effect on our minds and everyday lives. One of the main participants, Tristan Harris…

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“Friends and Enemies” exposes how the other half lives, or Don’t cry for me, Barbara Amiel

You will need to allow plenty of time to read and absorb the contents of Barbara Amiel’s new memoir Friends and Enemies which was released earlier this month. Weighing in at a hefty 603 pages in the hardcover and 978 pages on my iPad mini, it requires a lot of time, and many glasses of wine or, in my case, cups of strong tea to get…

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An ode to La-Z-Boy and the recliners we have loved

When I was in my early forties, I purchased my first La-Z-Boy recliner. It was a concession to fast-approaching middle-age and a recognition of the importance of function over form. Newly single at the time, I spent many leisurely hours reading books or watching television so comfort was essential. That chair was dark green chenille and it served me well for many years. Thirty years…

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What this boomer learned from the September 2020 issue of Vogue magazine

The September issue of Vogue magazine is traditionally a really big deal. It’s so prized, so anticipated, so revered that in 2009 an entire documentary film was created specifically in its honour called, what else, The September Issue. And, for the past seven years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve penned an annual bitchy critique of Vogue’s September Issue. The 2020 edition arrived discreetly in my mailbox recently…

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