Modern Censorship is Running Amok

I understand the idea about pulling down statues, burning books, and trying to change how history is viewed, but I am concerned about censorship.

Changing a point of view can be done without destruction, like burning books, toppling statues, defacing graves, and so on. People don’t need to destroy things in order to change perspective.

The people in history had a different perspective, a different lifestyle.… Read the rest

Do You Have Marketing Overload in Your Dreams?

To say we are bombarded by information is just scratching the surface. We are endlessly flogged with marketing, and information. Most of what we see and hear is marketing based, or focused on selling. Does it even turn off in our sleep any more? Do you have dreams with product placement?

It’s hard to relax when information follows you wherever you go.

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The Fear of Human Contamination

People are beginning to prefer no human contact, it seems to me. Not just the mobile phone thing, but the germophobe stuff and choosing to send a text rather than risk catching someone actually live on their mobile phone.

The germophobe thing is odd enough. When did we become so prissy about germs? I think it is based on the lack of actually touching anything.… Read the rest

Arranged Marriages via Online Dating?

Not so long ago young women of my generation were thinking how awful an arranged marriage would be. Marrying (or even dating) someone chosen for you by someone else. A blind date with the expectations of changing your life for you.

Now we give this power to online dating sites. Match us up with their algorithms and theory of personalities and data of interests… is it really any different than an arranged marriage?… Read the rest

For Lack of a Human Touch the World is Lost

In the medical field lack of human touch could save lives and yet cause some patients to lose hope or feel alone. Terminal patients need humans care and yet it’s not an easy job to care for someone as they die. Infants have failure to thrive listed as a reason for death. How much of that is just lack of human touch, a feeling of being cared for, wanted?… Read the rest

Where Will Television Go from Here?

Television isn’t obsolete yet, but I wonder if the future will still have so many television sets. It is so odd that people still buy huge screens for television while looking at tiny phone screens most of the day.

I tried finding a TV in the smaller size, the size that would fit the space I have on my shelf.… Read the rest

Will You Be Allowed to Vote?

Tomorrow is the Canadian federal election. I already voted, early. Tonight I’m wondering, in this new democracy where people are allowed to make one choice only, call it coerced, whatever word you like. Will this be our last election?

First, I thought about future elections requiring a vaccine passport. Only those who have been vaccinated several times (with “the vaccine” not all those other vaccines, they just don’t count now) will be allowed to vote.… Read the rest

Do You Say it or Write It?

I like to write about things I think, but not say much.

Writing it down feels like it is becoming part of history, something for the future that I can create and leave of myself. Saying things is transient and leaves you vulnerable and exposed in the moment.

What about you? Are you a talker or a writer, or both?

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