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THE SUMMER OF ‘37: MY LIFE IS MY WORK
About ten weeks after I joined the Baha’i Faith the film
Suddenly Last Summer
was released. It was just at the start of the Christmas holidays. I was in the middle of grade 10 in a small town in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe. I won’t tell you about the town, about that part of Ontario where I lived until my early 20s, or about the film since you can easily research all of this with a little effort in cyberspace.
One of the lines, the quotations, from the film, though, was: “Strictly speaking, his life was his occupation. Yes, yes, Sebastian was a poet. That's what I meant when I said his life was his work because the work of a poet is the life of a poet, and vice versa, the life of a poet is the work of a poet. I mean, you can't separate them. I mean, a poet's life is his work, and his work is his life in a special sense.”
I would not have appreciated those lines back in 1959 immersed as I was back then: in sport, in my studies, in the more accessible beauties than the ones in the film,
in the small world of my family and friends and in the new religion my family had become involved with by the late 1950s.
-Ron Price with thanks to
Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn starred in this film and won Oscars for their acting, 24/2/’12.
You were so very successful,
but what a grim
life you had; I’ve had quite an
easy trot compared to yours.
Set in the summer of 1937 at
the start of the Baha’i Seven
Year Plan…..little did anyone
know back then or even now.
With the world getting ready
for another war…..they were
grim times for that grim story.
Those words about a poet have
certainly come true for me now
in the evening of my life: my life
is my work & my work is my life.
Theatre scholar Charlotte Canning of the University of Texas at Austin, where Williams' archives are located, has said, "There is no more influential 20th-century American playwright than Tennessee Williams. He inspired future generations of writers, and his plays remain among the most produced in the world."
1937-1944: the first organized teaching plan of the Baha’is of North America.
Michael D. Klemm,“Who's Afraid Of Sebastian Venable?” in
, December 2008.
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EMPLOYMENT-SOCIAL-ROLE POSITIONS: 1943-2012 2010-2012-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania 1999-2009-Writer & Author, Poet & Publisher, Editor & Researcher. Retired Teacher & Lecturer, Tutor & Adult Educator, Taxi-Driver & Ice-Cream Salesman, George Town Tasmania Australia 2002-2005-Program Presenter City Park Radio Launceston 1999-2004-Tutor &/or President George Town School for Seniors Inc 1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies & Human Services West Australian Department of Training 1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies & Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland WA 1982-1985 -Adult Educator Open College of Tafe Katherine NT 1981 -Maintenance Scheduler Renison Bell Zeehan Tasmania 1980-Unemployed due to illness and recovery 1979-Editor External Studies Unit Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker Resource Centre Association; Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC---all in Launceston Tasmania 1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities Ballarat CAE Ballarat, Victoria 1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill Victoria 1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies Tasmanian CAE Launceston, Tasmania 1972-1973 -High School Teacher South Australian Education Department 1971-Primary School Teacher Whyalla South Australia ----------ABOVE THIS LINE AUSTRALIA AND BELOW THIS LINE CANADA-------------------------------------------------------------------- 1969-1971 Primary School Teacher Prince Edward County Board of Education Picton Ontario Canada 1969-Systems Analyst Bad Boy Co Ltd Toronto Ontario 1967-68 -Community Teacher Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development Frobisher Bay NWT Canada 1959-67 -Summer jobs-1 to 4 months each- from grade 10 to end of university 1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni-1963-1966, Windsor Teachers’ College-1966/7 1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario 1943 to 1944-Conception in October 1943 to birth in July 1944 in Hamilton Ontario --------------------------BELOW THIS LINE-----------------------BIO-DATA----------------------- 2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA TO 2011 I have been married twice for a total of 44 years. My second wife is a Tasmanian, aged 65. We’ve had one child: age 34. I have two step-children: ages: 46 and 41, three step-grandchildren, ages 18, 15 and 1, as well as one grandchild aged 3 months. All of the above applies in December 2011. I am 67, am a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written several books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, part-time teaching in 2003 and volunteer teaching/work in 2005 after 35 years in classrooms. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 52 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 230 lbs, eyes-brown/hair-grey, Caucasian. My website is found at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/ You can also go to any search engine and type: Ron Price followed by any one of a number of words in addition to: poetry, forums, religion, literature, history, bipolar disorder, psychology, sociology, Baha’i, inter alia, to access my writing________________________
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