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
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?
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.
It’s getting close to being finished. Needs some finishing touches.
From love of father (Father’s Day) to the love of a man for his wife. The construction of the Taj Mahal is one of the greatest tributes that a man has paid to his wife. Built so long ago and to such exacting standards, the symmetry and artistry are exquisite. It’s truly one of the many wonders of the world. 3:17 min.
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.
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.