I just dreamed of a blue house here in Toronto. It does not exist here according to google. What is this about Facebook? There is a site for people to leave that excellent networking site, because they are fed up with having 6ooo friends they don't actually know. My Facebook site has about thirty people I do know and I find it useful and entertaining, especially as I can follow their posts on my cell phone. Why are people turning into Luddites all of a sudden? Big brother is not intrusive and we are well past 1984 and the horrors predicted by a brilliant writer, who was nevertheless virulently anti- communist. I would have not been that unhappy in soviet Russia in my youth, I feel. East Germany perhaps, certainly not Hungary and I think I would have been happy to perform my function in a society according to what the state deemed to be my talents and rewarded them appropriately. Perhaps this sentiment is why I left England and settled in Canada, rather than the USA, which in many, many ways I greatly admired, but there was a downside of what I knew about the States, and their anti -communism was part of that downside. Unlike my eldest, I have little bile reserved for "nanny states". I think a government should promulgate, "The greatest happiness for the greatest number". This is because of the political philosophy to which I was exposed at an English public school. I did not consider myself a socialist until quite late, working on TV documentaries for Granada in 1970. It was from Manchester that I applied to emigrate here and I was accepted quite easily because another accident of my youth made me bi-lingual and my trade was deemed to be one which was short of technicians in Canada. My best friend was a uni-lingual accountant and he was refused one year later. These are early morning ramblings on waking from this dream of a blue house. Jung claims that the house in dreams is a symbol of the self, hence the ridiculous dream in ourwaking life of owning our own. But why blue? I suppose blue is the colour of protection, of being shielded and of providing what we crave for others. It is time I soon got back to work.