RKS Film: “Young Plato”: A Catalyst for My Past and Maybe For Yours Too?

OK so a few minutes ago you saw a documentary on sharks. Wow! But you are solely an observer, aren’t you? If you were a researcher or a diver assisting in marine biology research you might have a far different view of the shark documentary to John Q. Public. Be patient… working into the theme!Continue reading “RKS Film: “Young Plato”: A Catalyst for My Past and Maybe For Yours Too?”

“Virus # 26 Director’s Cut : Chapter 20 Lessons Learnt from the COVIDs: Sick Seniors Get Slammed in Long Term Care”

COVID found many victims amongst elderly long-term care “residents” so many so it virtually culled these “residents”. The worst hit were in privately run senior’s residences and long-term care facilities. The profit motive and proper senior’s care were not a good fit. As more of these facilities were inspected a whole raft of shocking storiesContinue reading ““Virus # 26 Director’s Cut : Chapter 20 Lessons Learnt from the COVIDs: Sick Seniors Get Slammed in Long Term Care””

“Travels to a Different Time” : March 2002: Cancun Mexico; Off to Chichen Itza and Tulum Again

This is third trip to Chichen Itza, the second time for Alexandra but Andrew’s first visit. The trip by bus with a guide will cost $300 CDN. The bus picked us up at the hotel at 08:30 and we arrived there some two and half hours later in steaming jungle heat. A few tawdry souvenirContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : March 2002: Cancun Mexico; Off to Chichen Itza and Tulum Again”

RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: David Nicholls “One Day ” 

“But not that much joy, and this year it seems that every time she leaves the house some new infant is being jammed in her face. She feels the same dread as when someone produces a brick sized pile of their holiday snaps; great that you had a nice time, but what’s that got toContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: David Nicholls “One Day ” “

“Travels to a Different Time”: March 2002 Cancun Mexico: The “Quaint Fishing Village” of Puerto Adventuras   

I recall at the briefing from the tour company rep at the hotel there is a quaint fishing village within walking distance of the hotel. What is quaint is a matter of opinion and when it is uttered by a tour company representative is it as meaningful as discussing the honesty of the former viceContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time”: March 2002 Cancun Mexico: The “Quaint Fishing Village” of Puerto Adventuras   “

RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet

What is worse than an autocrat shoving repression down the throats of the population? It is an autocrat ruling within a weakened regime that becomes even more repressive to hang on to power. Such is the story of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka who maintained power in what is widely regarded as a riggedContinue reading “RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet”

RKS Film: “The Territory”: A Glum Portrait of the Disappearing Amazonian Rain Forest

“The Territory” focuses on a tiny band of indigenous aboriginals the Uru-eu-wau-wau in the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest. Numbering less than 200 they are surrounded by “invaders” poor Brazilians desperate for a plot of land with no regard to indigenous land rights. They steal, slash and burn and then spray with insecticide. Then agribusiness replacesContinue reading “RKS Film: “The Territory”: A Glum Portrait of the Disappearing Amazonian Rain Forest”

RKS Wine: Creative Label but What About the Taste?

When it is about wine labels and names for wine the Aussies lead the pack. You might want to think of it as a marketing strategy for Australian wines. No matter how fantastic your wine is if it does not sell what does the public care about a winemaker’s passion for the wine they haveContinue reading “RKS Wine: Creative Label but What About the Taste?”

Hellenic Film Society USA Announces New York Greek Film Expo 2022

New York Greek Film Expo 2022Thursday, September 29—Sunday, October 9Hosted by Andreas KonstantinouWe are proud to announce our upcoming film festival, hosted by one of Greece’s biggest film stars. To keep ticket prices low, we rely on the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to help offset our costs. We welcome donations of any size. Or show yourContinue reading “Hellenic Film Society USA Announces New York Greek Film Expo 2022”

RKS Poetry

The Current State of Canadian Healthcare Oh federal and provincial governments you had warnings about a healthcare system on the brinkBut you wanted to avoid an electoral stinkabout brazen governmental deficitsso make the cuts and let the health care system hit the pitsnot to mention the deregulation and lax enforcement concerning long term carehave youContinue reading “RKS Poetry”