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MF Regan
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Attended Sir John A. Macdonald High School
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  • Freelance Writer/Artist
    Self Employed, 2005 - present
  • The Toronto Sun
    Display Advertising Co-ordinator, 1989 - 1991
  • Bell/ATT Digital Phone Lines
    CSR/B2B Co-ordinator, 1999 - 2004
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    ARTS, 1976
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The utter sadness and ultimate frustration of this exchange is how right Bernie Sanders is and how, looking like some deer in the headlights, Alan Greenspan 'IS NOT'. Greenspan, again,  chooses at the end of Sanders 'facts'.  to try and 'stay on point'- as if 'fantasy will outweigh reality'. The global marketplace must, in the end, 'be that'. Reality. A place where all nation's people step up and 'live and don't merely exist'. A place where people and their children grow and aren't reduced to pawns in a chess game of who will work the most for less. Belief that this is an option by power brokers is a testament that non have read a history book, or realized that revolution is bloody, irreversible and the only option once slavery is re-introduced as an 'option'. Bernie Sanders is one man- and one man can be removed easily. History has demonstrated that. What the many who are coming to his gathering storm need to realize is, once the many say 'NO' for the good of the 'the many'... it's best that the select few know 'THE MANY MEAN IT'.. If you support what this man is saying, AND I DO, ... you need to 'MEAN IT. "

How many centuries does it take for the human race to elevate rather than 'humiliate'?

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I own two cats so I can tell you... I laugh and cried at this one too! LOL!

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A recent second rendering- the first one was done back when I was 18 years old.  I was privileged to give it to Roddy McDowall himself as a gift. A terrific actor, a real gentleman and a fond memory for a boy mesmerized by the magic of the Apes films,  and the actor who invested so much energy and talent into them when they were released.
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Is writing slowly becoming a lost art? 
by Mike Regan

The art of writing is the act of communication. And the war to be won or lost, in the end, is not against the fashionable, commercial or the technological trends that constantly sweep and swirl around the writer's life and times - it's ultimately in the hardest lesson the writer themselves will ever learn. The art of learning how to create and deliver something in a very individual and definitive way, while at the same time, striking a chord that resonates in an audience, making them think, feel and respond in a universal way. It's the Art of Communication.

In my own lifetime I have seen sweeping changes in taste, trends and in the ever changing marketplace. And with the dawn of the information age and its insatiable appetite, there is more written word than ever. The challenge is in the meaning of it, the meaning behind it and whether, in the end, it chooses to have any real meaning at all.
I would argue that this is the challenge good writers have met since the pen and page became the first tool of the trade. And if one has read any selected history on any writer worth their salt - any who chose to write with conviction, with conscience and with the weight of finding the words that wove magic - the stumbling blocks of their times were merely the grease that helped spin the wheel.

We live in a visual age now. We also live in a time where we are force fed so much information that media, all media, to compete, redefines and retools the delivery in an ever increasing speed to meet a 'sound bite' mentality. The threat to real thought and insightful writing (the art of it), is in this ever increasing speed mentality. And that's the true challenge to the writer who aspires to offer more than the moment.
The fight to not only save the art form, but to preserve the integrity of it, is the baton that has been passed throughout the generations of writers who have come before and who will come after. And to win is to win with words with real weight. Words that are insightful, probing and passionate - words that ignite debate - words that define the past, present and future.

I firmly believe the audience always knows the difference between something that fills a void - something that is fashionable and fleeting , and something that creates wonder. Wonder makes them look a second time - makes them re-read a sentence or a passage or a book again and again, makes them go back to a theater for a second viewing or buy a film to watch, time and time again, makes them listen to a lyric a hundred or a thousand times, still feeling the joy of the meaning as if they were hearing it for the first time or makes them rally around a leader who suddenly engages them rather than panders to them.

The true test is in the meeting and the marriage of both: the writer and their audience. In the end, they both shape and define the arts, the culture, the philosophy and the politics of the society they live in.
Writing demands passion. If a writer does not feel it - the audience won't. If the words don't reach - the art is artless. And if the commercial obstacles trip and the writer doesn't get up with renewed vigor - society, the marketplace and the reason to dream or dare die.
And we are all the worse for it if that happens.

(c) MF Regan 2016
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An absolutely marvelous POV of interacting with another of our planets species... and a reminder about balance, habitat, sharing, studying, learning, 'advancing  ourselves' and all that we share during  our brief life on this world. People who advance killing for sport (or in their defining their own inept judgement of keeping an environmental balance, their own),  suffer in self induced ignorance and a blood-lust. Don't try to justify behavior-,  your posing over a dead carcass like a warrior speaks volumes about how sad you  truly are. Truth is- you're a wimp. Nothing more 'period'. When one watches how much animals seem to know, recognize and are capable of offering back - on a trust, 'WE' have much to learn from 'THEM'. Absolutely  marvelous video here= thank you greatly for sharing.

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I'll post this for the young not only to introduce the gift of who he was (remains) as a writer- but more importantly, as a 'thinking' man. He spoke out, as he does here, on political, philosophical, social, educational and common-sensical approaches to the great difficulties that plague us as a race.  His reflections remain as important now as they were then. If you take the time to listen to this speech to a campus crowd from the 1960's, you may marvel how much of it resonates in staying sharp today. A gift of a lecture from a gift of a talent that doesn't shine twice.

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When work is created with a mind, heart, talent, soul and a sense of the 'little engine that can', as this series was when it began- to watch a love fest between two actors and an audience like this, years later is 'cool'. Well worth the watch.

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My first E-Book and a small sampling of earlier work- a collection of three shorts to wet the appetite for new work that I am circulating in the 2014 season.
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A series of reviews- and my first entry into the online community. If you're looking for a sampling of film, music and television references and some cult faves....
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