Category Archives: Commentary

The Shopping Cart: Iconic Image of Mass Consumption

 The shopping cart is one of the symbols of our insatiable desire to consume material comforts, often fleeting pleasures that force us to shop for the next possession of temporary joy. We are addicted to mass consumption, and the corporations … Continue reading

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Essay: Evil Lurks in the Hearts and Minds of Men

by Dave Hood In Montreal, a man, angry with his male lover, ties him up, tortures and dismembers him, tosses the torso into the garbage, and  then mails other body parts to various people. He also films the killing and … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: Does God Exist?

By Dave Hood “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”—Thomas Aquinas Does God exist? Many believe in a God who is “Supreme Being.” This God is all-knowing, all-powerful, everlasting. Many … Continue reading

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Found Objects: Stone Art

A photograph often can describe what words cannot, and so I take my point-and-shoot digital camera everywhere. The other day, while strolling along the boardwalk in Toronto, I noticed a few people building stone sculptures with found rocks on the … Continue reading

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