Voyageur Storytelling in Ontario, Canada: Home of LEACOCK 150-75
Welcome to the Opening Scroll and Link-Farm of

LEACOCK 150~75

Revised February 15, 2019






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Thank you for visiting our site.

You are now poised to enter the world of


LEACOCK 150~75

The Stephen Leacock Anniversaries in 2019

from March 28th to December 30th

honouring Stephen Butler Leacock

December 30 1869 to March 28 1944


Our revels will be both GENERAL,—

to celebrate his life, his work,

his wit, his intellect, his humanity,

his legacy of ideas

(many wise, a few quite foolish),—


and SPECIFIC,—

to re-write The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

(Leacock's book, written in 1919)

as a collaborative literary project

and to publish it on the original's centennial date

which is January 16, 2020


WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART!

E-Mail us using the bottom link-button to the left

or scroll down for more explanatory verbiage*

*Stephen Leacock was nothing if not verbal.

We honour him by our writing and our talking.


Stephen Leacock was born in Hampshire, England on December 30, 1869, emigrated to Canada in 1876, was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, and the University of Chicago, professed for thirty years at McGill University in Montreal, spent his summers just outside Orillia, Ontario, and died in Toronto on March 28th, 1944.


Formally a political economist, he was more widely a teacher, public intellectual, and literary man, unconfined within conventional academic disciplines, writing and speaking voluminously on education, literature, economics, politics, political science, history, occasionally science, sometimes seriously, sometimes humorously, sometimes both.


KEY IDEAS:

That whether we like it or not we live in a Pluralistic World,

in an economic, social, cultural, and political landscape of Unsolved Riddles,

which we will address, if we are wise,

creatively and humanely,

with Knowledge, Imagination, Compassion, and Humour,

cultivated through Education.


Not "Either-Or", or even only "Both-And", but

“this-and-this-and-this-and, of course, that too.” *

* phrase by Charles Johnson

Stephen Leacock proposed a Canadian political economy pursuing National Development and Social Justice through an entrepreneurial, liberal, enterprising economy and society, regulated in the public interest by democratic politics and institutions to smooth out its excesses, fill any gaps it might leave, deal with its externalities, and provide for its future.


He imagined a contented, creative, fulfilled population, meeting their own needs, caring for each other, enjoying life, and expanding its possibilities. In pursuit of Social Justice he embraced the the idea of "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness", understanding however the complications and difficulties involved. They would be transcended by people "of good will whose hearts are in the cause."


Has anyone come up with a better idea?


LEACOCK 150~75 is a project of

Voyageur Storytelling

located in Northern Bruce Peninsula (Saugeen)

in Ontario, Canada

and Partners


Paul W Conway, Producer



Work on LEACOCK 150~75 is well under way.


December 30th to March 27th

Preparation of Events

and Recruitment of Listeners, Subscribers, Sponsors, and Partners


March 28th to December 30th

A Leacock iSymposium

whose mission is to re-write and re-publish Stephen Leacock's book

The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

(up-dated for its 100th year),

plus other celebrations including:

Publication of The Unsolved Riddle(s) of Stephen Leacock

(a book)


along with

anything else we or our fellow particpants can dream up and make happen



The rest of this scroll and the linked pages are under development.

Contents are frequently out of date.


The 150-LEACOCK-75 Set-Up

Our Leacock Project

Page

LEACOCK 150~75 Portal

Missive Index

Portfolio

All-Weather Sketches of a Middling Town

Blog

Unsolved

Riddles

Blog

Other stuff

Blog

Our Facebook

Page

Our Twitter

Page

Our 2017 Leacock Re-Tour

The image-boxes are links. They open in a new window.

All contents and presentation will be steadily up-dated and improved.

For the time being they are what they are, like Stephen Leacock.


About Us: Leslie and Paul

For 15 years, from 2002 to 2016, we performed

Country Supper Storytelling Concerts at our home on Saugeen-Bruce Peninsula.

The links below are from that time.

Click on the buttons to find out more.


Leslie
Paul
Leslie is on Facebook

Paul writes the blogs and produces

LEACOCK 150~75

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Your Hosts: Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway

56 Brinkman's Road, R.R. 1

Miller Lake , Ontario N0H 1Z0 Canada

E-Mail: voyageur@bmts.com


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