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PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main.

Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

mark a rayner: He’s My Man: Leonard Cohen

I’m sure most people are still trying to understand Trump’s win, but seriously, they’re missing the meaning of Cohen’s loss. He made the personal epic, but in the right way. Leonard Cohen will be lauded as a songwriter, and a poet, but for me, he was always a consummate storyteller. The kind of storyteller I . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: He’s My Man: Leonard Cohen

Montreal Simon: The Darkness of Trumpland and the Light of Resistance

It sure is dark out there. The darkness of Trumpland is truly upon us.On a day when we honour our Canadian soldiers who died fighting the fascists.On a day when we mourn the death of the great Leonard Cohen.And must now face the horror of this fascist clown.Read more »

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Cowichan Conversations: ‘You Want It Darker’– Leonard Cohen, Singer, Writer, Poet-Dead at 82

Singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen died on Thursday at age 82, the Rolling Stone reports. Sony Music Canada, Cohen’s label wrote in a Facebook post:

It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,

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mark a rayner: Alexandra Leaving – a short history

This song is based on a poem by the Greek poet, Constantine P. Cavafy. His source material was a story from Plutarch about Mark Anthony, as he watched his allies and supporters leave Alexandra before his enemy Octavian attacked the city. The original poem is called “The god forsakes Antony,” and is a meditation on the […] . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Alexandra Leaving – a short history

Cowichan Conversations: Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen

Skip the commercial and then sit back, turn the volume and enjoy!

Alberta Diary: U.S. pot decriminalization: will B.C.’s economy go up in smoke?

Smugglers sneak B.C. bud ashore in Washington State. Below: Typical pot smugglers’ accoutrements. Actual Canadian marijuana smugglers may not appear exactly as illustrated. If we Albertans want a hint of what it may be like when the oil runs out – or is replaced by cold fusion or something – all we may have to … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: U.S. pot decriminalization: will B.C.’s economy go up in smoke?

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: I Have Not Lingered In European Monasteries

by Leonard Cohen I Have Not Lingered In European Monasteries and discovered among the tall grasses tombs of knights who fell as beautifully as their ballads tell; I have not parted the grasses or purposefully left them thatched. I have … Continue reading →

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CuriosityCat: One good reason to vote NDP in 2015

Perhaps Leonard Cohen has something to say to those Canadians who look with dismay upon our broken, undemocratic, first past the post electoral system, and wonder that a man who is not supported by more than 60% of those who voted can do the things he is now doing with such impunity.

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