Raising Awareness of Epilepsy with Purple Day

*This is a story I did for one of my journalism assignments*

Epilepsy affects more than 300-thousand Canadians, and many misconceptions still circulate about the disorder.

Purple Day is officially recognized by the Canadian Government, and it’s aim is to promote and raise awareness about epilepsy. Many people don’t recognize different types of seuzires epilepsy brings, and because of medications, most people are unaware others even have the disorder.

The goal of Purple Day is for people in the community to not just learn about the disorder, but for stigmas related to the disorder to go away. Stigmas like people believing that epileptic seizures are a social occurrance, or that they have religious connotations.

Many events are taking place in London to mark Purple Day, and they can be found by visiting epilepsysupportcentre.com or by contacting the support centre at 519-433-4073.

30 Minutes of Music: Episode 11

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 11
February 28, 2013
256kbps
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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – Beck – Elevator Music (The Information)
4:16 – Adele – Skyfall (Skyfall Soundtrack)
8:59 – Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine (Just As I Am)
11:15 – Local Natives – Breakers (Hummingbird)
15:18 – Bahamas – Lost In The Night (Barachords)
19:09 – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. – Bang Bang Bang (Record Collection)
23:01 – Foxygen – In The Darkness (We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic)
25:25 – Claude Léveillée & André Gagnon – Baie des sables (Léveillée – Gagnon)

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Well, here we go again..

Well, for whatever reason I’ve gotten a WordPress account. I already had a Blogspot for some time, and then a Tumblr, and now this. A good question to ask is why? And to be completely honest, I don’t know. I’ve found that Tumblr isn’t very good for writing lengthy posts on. It’s more or less a place where you can reblog pointless gifs and photos and things that don’t take a whole lot of attention to take in, and because that I’ve noticed my writing has diminished. Well, diminished is a good understatement. More like, gone altogether.

So, that’s why I’m here. I’m hoping that the bigger focus on writing and text may spur some form of creative juices in me so I will actually begin to go and write. I haven’t in some time, and to be completely honest, I’m a bit rusty. Well, rusty is another understatement. WD-40 wouldn’t unrust this thing.

More to come! I guess!

Matt

30 Minutes of Music: Episode 10

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 10
November 10, 2012
256kbps
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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – Ty Segall – Thank God for Sinners (Twins)
3:17 – Andrew Bird – When That Helicopter Comes (Hands of Glory)
6:02 – Beck – Paper Tiger (Sea Change)
10:34 – Haunter – Take Me Back (To Those Times) (Haunter)
15:27 – Fiona Apple – Valentine (The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do)
18:50 – Frank Sinatra – Autumn in New York (Come Fly With Me)
26:13 – Leonard Cohen – Suzanne (Songs of Leonard Cohen)

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30 Minutes of Music: Episode 9

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 9
October 14, 2012
256kbps
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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – The Spencer Davis Group – Gimmie Some Lovin’ (Single)
3:13 – Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mas Que Nada (Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66)
5:47 – Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute (Shields)
10:20 – The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral (Port of Morrow)
13:46 – Peter Doherty – The Last of the English Roses (Grace/Wastelands)
19:10 – Rufus Wainwright – April Fools (Rufus Wainwright)
24:10 – George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (All Things Must Pass)
28:12 – Harry Nilsson – Without Her (Pandemonium Shadow Show)

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