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Jim Murray

I have been a writer since the age of 14. I started writing short stories and poetry. From there I graduated to writing lyrics for various bands and composers and feature-length screenplays, two of which have been produced. Early on in my writing career, I discovered advertising. While the other media have drifted in and out, communications writing and art direction have been the constant through a 20-year career senior positions in Canadian and multi-national agencies and a second career, which began in 1989, (Onwords & Upwords Inc), as a strategic and creative resource to direct clients, design companies, marketing consultants and boutique agencies. Early in 2020, I closed Onwords & Upwords and opened MurMarketing which is a freelance strategic development/copywriting/art direction service for businesses working to make a positive difference in the world. I currently write long format blogs in 4 different streams, encompassing, entertainment, marketing, and communications, life in general, and the renewable energy and recycling industries. These are currently published on beBee.com. I have, over the years, created more than 1500 blog posts. I live with my wife Heather in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, after migrating from Toronto, where I spent most of my adult life. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and learning to walk again.

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Dear World: It’s Time To Grow Up

"We have created great and powerful ideas and then weaponized them so we could get better at killing each other. And we have plundered the earth and brought it to its own breaking point with our greed and lust for money and power." ...

The Unbearable Bias of Mainstream Social Media

"All this censorship is designed with one purpose in mind and that is to show you the absolute futility of trying to post anything that even remotely smacks of criticism." ...

Roll Me Away… A Rock & Roll Lament

"My generation, the original rock, and rollers, suckled on Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, maturing with Dylan and Seger and all the rest...man, that was like driving in a drop-top Cadillac down Yonge Street in Toronto every damn night." ...

The Truth, Or Absence Thereof

"So where is the truth? That’s the 64 thousand dollar question. It’s out there, but it’s well hidden behind a thick wall of propaganda, lies, mis-direction, nonsense, and hate." ...

Bridging The Great Divide

The path to true enlightenment, even in a minor league sense, is one of opening your mind. Not always seeking out affirmation but understanding opposition and why people feel differently about things than you do." ...