Want an Idea of What Really Happened During the Financial Crisis: Watch “Margin Call”

At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, an independent film by the name of Margin Call made its debut. It was released in theatres a couple of weeks ago, while simultaneously being released on iTunes and Amazon. Meaning, instead of having to drive out to the theatre, you could watch the movie from the comfort of …

The Best Piece of Advice: We’ll See…

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever come across is one with regard to perspective. I’ve written about perspective and having a fresh perspective in posts before, but I think that this particular post, or more accurately, the content of this post, is the best summary of my “perspective” when it comes to …

Quotes: Pensiveness, Presaging, and Perception

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I started tagging posts where I used quotes with the tag “Quotes,” so it’s easier for you to find other posts with quotes in them. I also decided (a couple of weeks ago), to every once and awhile, do a post with just quotes. The first post …

What Will They Think Of Us?

I don’t really remember much of the history I was taught in grade school or high school for that matter. Having been raised in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), I was taught a lot about the history of Canada. From what I remember, there was something about Upper Canada and Lower Canada, and that’s about …

Misrepresenting the News: Infer-mation Overload

In a previous post, I talked about how the same news is reported from different perspectives. This post is about a blatant misrepresentation of fact. In the first line of this article, the author writes: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that Al Jazeera is gaining more prominence in the U.S. because it …

Same News, Different Perspective

The 2011 trade deadline for the National Hockey League (NHL) is nearing and with that, the propensity to move players from team-to-team has increased. Late last week, there was a particular trade that sent one player, Mike Fisher, from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a couple of draft picks. While …

Egypt – Taking a Closer Look

Yesterday I wrote about how some of the things happening in Egypt are not necessarily┬ánew occurrences. These things that we’re seeing happen have happened before (some say in Tunisia). I argued that what is happening in Egypt is something that has been playing out in history in different ways for quite some time. Today, I’d …

Of New Beginnings: The Inauguration

The beginning – the inauguration. An introduction into a venture whose future is yet to be determined. I always find it interesting to go back to a blog’s first post to see where the author began – to see where they started – what was it they had to say first. Technically, I suppose, this …