William Belle

William Belle
January 01
Some cross-posting of my blog (see below under My Links). All the best to you in your world. wb :-)


You bitch. You bastard. It's an emotionally charged time. Do we risk saying things we normally would not say? Do we need a mediator or a counsellor to reign us in, calm us down, and get us back to talking instead of yelling? Maybe looking at what other people do may…

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I'm going to come right out and say it: pubic wig. Yes, you're going to look twice thinking I misspelled "public". You're going to smile because I've made a reference to something sexual but you're not sure what and I can see in your eyes that look of incomprehension. You're being…

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APRIL 13, 2011 8:08PM

Blogging your way through divorce

If you look up information about divorce, sooner or later you are going to run across people blogging about their divorce. This isn't a lawyer giving professional advice; this is a divorced or divorcing individual writing about their personal experiences. While not a professional viewpoint, it…

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An apple a day keeps the doctor, well, from performing triple by-pass surgery because your plumbing is so gummed up; you're going to keel over any second!

Every day around 3pm, my mid-afternoon snack consists of an apple; you could set your clock by it. Just about everybody at the office has…

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APRIL 12, 2011 1:00PM

The Bitter Divorcée

I must remind myself in the future to not drink anything while I'm sitting at my computer reading. Then again, maybe I can find some sort of plastic sheet to lay over my keyboard. Why you ask? Two words: spit-take.

Ms. Annie Parker is a blogger, raconteur, and skewerer of things unjust.…

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APRIL 11, 2011 12:16PM

Perils of Divorced Pauline

How can you have a sense of humour when you're going through hell? Or is the question more about having a sense of humour helps you get through hell? At the end of February, 2011, a woman by the name of Pauline started a blog about her custody battle. In her…

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APRIL 11, 2011 7:02AM

Movie Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

Wow. Now here's a movie you can sink your teeth into. No science fiction, no fantasy, no suspension of belief to accept some out of the world premise. No, this is just a great story and a great cast giving you a riveting who-done-it mystery. I loved it. Am I gushing?


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APRIL 10, 2011 8:51PM

Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over

There is freedom within
there is freedom without
Try to catch a deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead
many battles are lost
But you'll never see the end of the road
While you're traveling with me

Hey now, hey now
Don't dream it's over
Hey now, hey/…

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APRIL 10, 2011 2:12PM

Movie Review: Source Code

I have come to the conclusion that it's me. Time travel and parallel universes as themes keep coming back over and over and while I have my reservations, I can only assume that everybody else is okay with these ideas. Any book or movie involves a story where we, the audience…

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Forsyth is a 23 year old YouTube dancer. Okay, you're thinking to yourself, "Oh brother, another Michael Jackson wannabe recording himself in his basement" however you're going to be in for a pleasant surprise. He's got some original moves, an interesting style, and his choice of music gives h…

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APRIL 8, 2011 6:34PM

Be Dazzling With Vajazzling

Va-what? And what does Jennifer Love Hewitt have to do with this? Yeah, yeah, I can hear you saying that I'm sooooo behind the times. After all, the word hit the mainstream at the beginning of 2010 and here I am finally getting around to saying something about it.

First of all,…

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APRIL 7, 2011 9:38PM

Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce

I've asked myself why people blog. There seems to be many answers to the question and there isn't one specific right answer. I've asked myself why people divorce. Once again, there seems to be many answers and you can't pin it down to one thing. I guess it was a natural…

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I paraphrase Wikipedia here: Satire is a type of comedic writing where vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. While it is meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social… Read full post »
APRIL 5, 2011 9:46PM

The highs and lows of going viral

Here's the story and it's a good one. Alexandra Wallace, a student at UCLA, decided to video record herself going off on a bit of a rant against those who seemed to be bothering her while she was studying in the library. Unfortunately, her rant was specifically directed against Asians on…

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APRIL 5, 2011 2:55PM

Does divorce make us happier?


Things aren't going so well and we decide to get a divorce. It seems logical that if we aren't happy together, we should be happier apart. However, is that actually the case? Does breaking up lead to two people who smile more, are better off, and in general in a better/…

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Despair.comI started blogging on June 1, 2010. I'll come to what I'm doing and why, but I thought to take a moment to assess my situation.

WordPress publishes statistics on their system and as of this writing; they show over 18 million sites. Tumblr shows they currently have over 16 million blogs./…

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Video blogging or vlogging is blogging using video. The word is pronounced like "vlogging" as opposed to "v-logging". Hmmm, sounds like "flogging". Really? Let me stop for a moment and think about that one. I think of blogging as the written word. This is the spoken word? I run across "vlog"…

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Toni Morrison is an American novelist, editor and professor. She is 80 years old. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. On top of that, she has been honoured with the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Academy and Institute…

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APRIL 1, 2011 7:20AM

Indie talks, Hector rocks

Enter Hector; enter the Vancouver Indie rock scene. Beyond the top 40 of radio, the videos of MTV and MuchMusic, there is an alternative world of music only the initiated are aware of. The in-the-know have turned on, tuned in, and downloaded from an independent movement that by-passes all the…

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MARCH 31, 2011 3:15PM

April Fools' Day 2011

It's that time of the year to get out your whoopee cushions, ink-leaking pens, and even prepare a couple of pie plates of custard or whipped cream to perpetrate some good natured mayhem at home and at work throughout this annual day dedicated to the silly. Be ready to contend with…

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Sample a series of YouTube videos and put them together as a musical collage. What do you end up with? Something oddly new and original. Is this art? Is this music? Whatever it is, it is unique and well done. It's hard to believe that each individual musical clip can be…

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MARCH 30, 2011 9:30PM

My shrink worries about my manliness

Years ago, I went through a traumatic episode in my life. At the time, I realised that this was beyond the norm. This wasn't something to talk over with family or friends, but something requiring an unbiased professional eye. I found a psychiatrist and luckily, the fees were covered by my/…

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Charlie Sheen has a much publicized spat with his employers. Charlie Sheen joins Twitter and sets a world record of getting one million followers in approximately 24 hours. Charlie Sheen gets fired. Charlie Sheen and "Team Sheen" go on the offensive, a publicity offensive and decide to hire a summer/…

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MARCH 29, 2011 6:50AM

Movie Review: Rango

This animated feature is, in a nutshell, an excellent piece of entertainment. Maybe it's not quite for kids, but adults are going to enjoy this. For me, the one thing that stood out as I watched this, besides the characters and the story, was how sharp the visuals were. This is/…

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MARCH 29, 2011 6:43AM

Britney Spears: Circus

There’s only two types of people in the world
The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe
Well baby I’m a put-on-a-show kinda girl
Don’t like the backseat, gotta be first
I’m like the ringleader
I call the shots
I’m like a firecracker
I make it hot
When I put o/…

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