THE DALTON CAMP AWARD 2019 – THE LINK: DEMOCRACY AND THE MEDIA IN CANADA AND THE ESTATES OF THE REALM – PART 1

The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy, presented annually by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting. FRIENDS launched the award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

I entered the contest last fall, but alas didn’t win. That $10,000.00 would have been a big help for my granddaughter’s tuition. Nevertheless I’ve decided to post my essay in short exerts because the subject is serious and a bit dry. So here’s my first part, one part a day.

                The Link: Democracy and the Media in Canada and the Estates of the Realm – Part 1
by
Leslie Martel

      All you have to do is read the newspaper, if people still do that, turn the radio or TV on, or go online to find out what our government has been up to. The media is one of the few ways that citizens are informed of what their government is doing and their sole means to discover the current state of our democracy. The link between the media and government is evident, but at what cost and is it under threat?

JAZZY DO AND DINNER TOO BY SWO8 BLUES JAZZ

The video is called Jazzy Do and Dinner too. My oven just blew up so I’ll be using the barbecue a lot for the next little while. Did you know that those self cleaning ovens self destroy in a rather short period of time? They go up to over 1000′ F and that burns out the controls. Won’t be doing that again. The oven is just old enough that they no longer have the parts. I was told a better way to clean the oven is to put some water in the bottom and turn the oven on to 200’F. Leave it for about 20 minutes then wipe it down. 3:22 min.

TRIBUTE TO CLARENCE BY SWO8 BLUES JAZZ FROM THE ALBUM OSAKA TIME IN ITUNES

This video is called a “Tribute to Clarence” featuring the photography of the great American author and photographer Marilyn Armstrong and the music of swo8 Blues Jazz. There are a few photos of my father playing the organ as well. My father had two great loves in his life, his dogs and music, especially the organ. One doesn’t often associate the organ with jazz, but in fact it works very well. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. 3:05 min.

A LITTLE ART AND A LITTLE GARDEN….

I was working on the Daffodils so here is what I have so far. Much of my time is taken up with weeding the garden so I’ll show you some of nature’s art. The Iris are on the left, Columbine on the right and below the Columbine is the Variegated Weigela, then the lettuce and tomato plants. Looks like we need rain. No problem that’s coming.SDC18392

 

SHUT YOUR MOUTH

Thank you Mountain Energy for this great post. Good advice to shut your mouth and there are definite health benefits.
Leslie

Mountain Energy

For better health it is recommended to breathe through your nose. Do this during the day and during the night. If you are finding this difficult to do you may be able to do this over time with practice. Start to notice when you have your mouth open and close it when you notice it is open. If you have congestion you may find that you unconsciously open your mouth in order to breathe. If you practice closing your mouth you may notice that by breathing gently in and out of your nose, your congestion begins to clear. Congestion is also sometimes caused by inflammation. Sometimes the cause of inflammation is the foods you are eating. In particular sugary and starchy foods are known to cause inflammation. Try eating less of those types of foods and also drink more water.

“The White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowa” by George…

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COME INTO MY GARDEN…

Sorry there’s no music nor art today but come into my garden. It keeps me busy, provides subjects to paint and can be a delight when things are tough. I have lots of Lily of the Valley, Forget-Me-Nots, Tulips. The bi-colour red and white Tulip sprung out of nowhere. I didn’t plant it and there aren’t others like that in the garden. It’s just one of those pleasant mysteries in life.

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