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On The Nature of Grief 

“One down, two to go.”

It is Hermes that tells me this. Apparently grieving works the same way quitting smoking did for me. It comes in threes. 378 more words


I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself. And behold, then this ghost fled from me. -Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Rise and Fall of the Black Lantern Experience: Chapter 1

Chapter One:

It was not yet the summer of 2013, and I had hit a low point in my life. Over the past few months beforehand, I had completely removed all semblances of my former life. 1,241 more words

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The Argument for Maintaining the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee in the City of Welland

On the night of Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, I was given the opportunity to address our city council. The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, appointed by council of citizens who had applied for it, is at risk of being lumped together with a few other advisory committees in our city (Wellness Centre Advisory Committee, Arena Advisory Committee, and the Market Square Advisory Committee), at the suggestion of councillors. 1,151 more words

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Poem: We Are Dying of Exposure

The future is colourful
Yet we’d rather have it gray
Hope that someone else can fix
These problems of today
Did not think of a future… 127 more words

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A First for DP John Schwartzman on "Jurassic World"

Jurassic World offered cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC a rare opportunity to develop a new aspect ratio to film (yes, he shot on film) with his Panavision gear, as told to Panavision online. Read more here.

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Great Anecdotes from "Mad Max: Fury Road" DP John Seale

Cinematographer John Seale, ASC, ACS was a great interview, offering some wonderful anecdotes regarding director George Miller and the production of Mad Max: Fury Road… 6 more words

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