Entries by Donald D'Haene from 11/2012

What is the True Measure of a Man?

| Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Living

One of my childhoods was happy. The B&W movies projected on our small TV screen, more often than not, contradicted the drama I was living in my own home movie reels. But there were exceptions. In fact, the images of our television's B&W movies were very real to me. Sidney Poitier was one of those images, and thankfully, he made repeat appearances.

How I Met Oprah...Twice

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Living

The Oprah Winfrey Show had been working for months on a show specifically for men who were sexually abused as children. That was the first of many off-camera moments that contributed to my two-day surreal visit to land of Harpo. What? Not only was I invited to one episode of her final year, but two!

The Question We Shouldn't Ask About Rape

| Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

Whenever I hear someone state there are options for women when they are being confronted by a potential rapist, a shiver runs down the length of my spine and a knot forms in the pit of my stomach. It's not that I disagree that fighting off would-be rapists is appropriate in some cases. I just don't want to see one more guilt trip dumped on women who have been sexually assaulted and are made to feel that not screaming and/or not fighting is labelled "do(ing) nothing"! Are we still asking "Did she stop it?" instead of "Why did he do it?"

The Life of Pi Shines Onscreen

| Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada

I predict another novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel will be studied in a similar way by future generations. The difference is those students will be rewarded with a viewing of the just-released, sensational, epic 3D adaptation of the supposedly "unfilmable" book.