“Do you remember the friend you had when you were around 4, named Jack? His mother banned toy weapons from their home; he would run around the neighborhood with the staple gun she used for crafts yelling “Bam! I stapled you!”—Lesa Huget to Hailey Huget, facebook
Samantha E. Bellach[10:34:07 PM]: i’m totally focused OVER HERE ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:34:14 PM]: i think my room should remain undecorated ———————- Hailey E. Huget[10:34:17 PM]: hahahaha ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:34:19 PM]: and the bed lofted, so i don’t lay on it ———————- Hailey E. Huget[10:34:23 PM]: whatever makes you productive!
Samantha E. Bellach[10:36:00 PM]: p.s. ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:36:04 PM]: don’t tell anyone about my project ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:36:14 PM]: because they need to be my n-values ———————- Hailey E. Huget[10:36:16 PM]: hahaha okay!! ———————- Hailey E. Huget[10:36:18 PM]: promise : ) ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:36:22 PM]: they are n-valuable ———————- Hailey E. Huget[10:36:23 PM]: love you too ———————- Samantha E. Bellach[10:36:25 PM]: (PUNNNN)
fortune cookie fortune found in my desk: ‘A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.’
Musee Mecanique fortune, also found in my desk: ‘You are going to face a great dilemma, out of which you will rise a powerful being. Your judgment of people and of things is excellent and that will help tide you over difficult periods in your life.’
Bunny Harvey’s Field Harmonies painting was created in 2009 and placed on display in Wellesley College’s Jewett Arts Center as part of a faculty artwork exhibit. The painting, a charcoal and pastel on paper, is approximately 5 feet by 7 feet (height by width), and in good condition. Field Harmonies depicts a landscape—in black, white and gray tones—of rolling hills and weedy fields with a very prominent sun, located in the upper-middle section of the work. Tonal gradations such as rubbed or smudged charcoal are used to create a sense of depth and distance in the landscape. Though the contour of the hills is flowing and curvaceous, the painting contains strong linearity and angularity. In this way, Harvey’s landscape harmonizes oppositional elements.
In the upper left of the painting, the sky is composed of smudged charcoal, which contrasts sharply with the shining sun that is one of the focal points of the painting. As nearly all of the paper contains a degree of charcoal gradation, the sun itself is prominent in its strikingly clean whiteness—it is defined not by lines but by the absence thereof, containing no charcoal or pastel. The sun’s borders are implied. However, the rays emanating from the sun consist of quarter inch-thick white lines outlined in pastel black. The definition of these lines, as well as long jagged, black, lightning bolt-shaped lines of approximately 1/8 of an inch thickness concentrated on the right half of the painting, contribute to the angularity of the composition. To provide balance, dark pastel scalene triangles are present on the left side of the painting. The most prominent of these dark triangles is in the upper left corner of the smudged gray sky, outlined in white. Compositionally, this triangle is composed as the sun’s opposite. Balance in opposition is thematic of the painting; the most geometric forms (circles and triangles) are given the highest contrast in the painting, whereas shapes that blend elements of both angles and curves are less prominent. Emanating from another black scalene triangle are rays of light-gray ellipses, each arranged like points forming a line.
In continuity with a theme of harmony in opposites, the painting contains rigid, angular elements simultaneously contrasted and juxtaposed with smooth loops, swirls, ellipses, and even what appears to be a profile of a male face in faint gray charcoal tones. On the left side of the painting, ellipses are arranged in diagonals; on the right side, faint loops and swirls spin about thick dark lines (in an x, y, z plane the loops spin about the y axis). Bunny Harvey creates a landscape of counterpoints—white-bordered black triangles with elliptical curves; non-bordered white circles with black-bordered rays; deep blacks and stark whites amidst a variety of grays—that harmonize perfectly with the title of the painting. Harvey’s landscape is literally a Field of Harmonies.
James N. Sears (aka Dimitri the Lover), born August 21, 1964, is a former physician from the Toronto area, whose license was stripped for reasons of sexual misconduct. He is now a self-professed seduction guru who created and runs Toronto Real Men which provides meetings and workshops instructing men how to assert themselves with women. His name and group are associated with the seduction community. In particular, Dimitri the Lover gained widespread notoriety after two of his voicemail messages left for a female recipient became a viral video receiving over 100,000 views in the first two days it was published on YouTube.
Sears was born in Toronto in the early 1960s. According to court transcripts and disciplinary records from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, one parent of Sears was abusive and alcoholic and his other parent struggled with mental illness. Sears describes his parents: “My father was very physically and emotionally abusive. My mother was just a borderline manic, histrionic, dramatic woman, and I did not grow up really understanding what love was.”
He entered medical school at the University of Toronto in 1983. By 1986, during his third year of medical school and while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, he was evaluated by a military psychiatrist as a result of erratic behavior that drew complaints. He was forced to repeat a year of medical school, but graduated in 1988. He was commissioned as a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and was honorably released in 1991 at the rank of Captain.
 Sexual assault allegations and loss of medical license
In 1991, the College of Physicians and Surgeons received complaints from female patients of Sears. According to Justice Hugh Locke in court documents, Sears made “verbal sexual overtures” toward his patients and “sexually assaulted them by attempting to kiss and embrace them.” The records also state that Sears would compulsively masturbate by going off to the washroom in between patients. Sears pled guilty in 1992 to two counts of sexual assault and was stripped of his medical license the following year.
Sears alleges that he was pressured by his lawyers into pleading guilty. He contends that the events behind the alleged assault were benign, “I asked [one patient] out on a date, and we chatted a bit, I said give me a call sometime, gave her a goodbye hug. That was it.” He states that two other women came forward with similar stories only after they read about the initial complaint in newspapers. He explains the appearance of impropriety by saying, “At the time, I was married. And my wife was sexually dysfunctional, I had not had sex with her in a year and a half.” Subsequent to the initial hearing, Sears appealed his conviction, defended himself, and was acquitted of the assault charges. However, he was unsuccessful in his appeal of the revocation of his medical license.
 Medical background check company and controversy
In 1994, Sears founded Second Opinion Medical-Legal Consultants Group, Inc. which provides forensic medical investigations into malpractice, sexual harassment, and wrongfully accused cases. Typical services include medical background checks for companies wanting to verify the health history of job candidates or assess the claims of current employees. The Toronto Transit Commission confirms that it has used Sears’s company on a few occasions.
Despite the fact that he was stripped of his medical license two years earlier, Sears continued to bill himself as a doctor, stating that his actions are not misleading under Canadian law. “Anyone can review a medical file and give a medical opinion. Lack of a license is a non-issue. I don’t tell them unless they ask, and most people don’t ask.” The business website of Second Opinion contains a page about Dr. Sears and lists his dates of graduation and licensing, but does not mention that he lost his medical license in 1992.
Sharon Danley, a victims advocate, does not believe that someone with a history of sexual assault should be permitted to look through women’s medical histories, saying, “He’s got all this information to go after her if he chooses to and what safeguards are in place for her?”
The circumstances shed light on the state of information, or purported lack thereof, on doctors subject to disciplinary hearings by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The college has rejected suggestions that it should publish, or make available to the public, lists of doctors who have lost their licenses for disciplinary reasons. Further, the college does not monitor doctors whose licenses have been stripped; Dr. Rocco Gerace, the college registrar, states, “If we’ve taken away their licenses, they’re not members and so we have no jurisdiction over those individuals.”
As a result of what he perceived as “feminist alarmism”, Sears created Toronto Real Men in 2004, which is supposed to be a “rebellion against society, and what they’ve turned men into….[It] is a rebellion against feminism, and really feminism is what’s created a lot of this.” The group offers classes, workshops, and personal coaching courses to help men assert their masculinity.
Toronto Real Men is a part of the seduction community whose members range from self-described “seduction gurus” or “pickup artists” (PUAs) to introverted or socially awkward men who are seeking confidence and advice with relationships. The community has come under fire from critics who call it misogynistic or a “puerile cult of sexual conquest.”University of Toronto professor of feminist philosophy Amy Mullin states, “You need to think of women as more than instruments to your own pleasure, which [Sears] tended to reduce them to.”
With Toronto Real Men, Sears reinvented himself as Dimitri the Lover and teaches men to follow a more “European” approach to picking up women. According to Sears, Canadian men suppress their natural sexuality because the media equates assertiveness or machismo with abusiveness.
An example of Sears’s assertive style to approaching women gained him internet notoriety when two of his voicemails to Olga, a woman he met on the street in Toronto, surfaced on YouTube and was viewed over a 100,000 times the first day. It quickly became a phenomenon among bloggers, then met with newspaper and radio coverage.
One of the witnesses in Sears’s sexual assault case told the Toronto Sun that the phone messages were “deeply deluded” and expressed concern that “people are encouraged by [this] behavior and that no one’s intervening.”
Capitalizing on the attention, Sears re-launched his website and has multiple upcoming projects. He is currently filming a documentary about himself with a potentially fictitious production company called Thought Crime Films and working on two television shows, Dimitri’s Real Men and Doctor Dimitri, Malpractice Investigator. He is also planning two book releases, Mein Kock and The Dimitri Code.
so we put in a bunch of it when we left, and when we came back, the snail had eaten ALL OF IT, shit all over the place, and is now really fat and asleep. i think i will let it go tomorrow, don’t know if i can deal with this
so, upon entering tower dining hall i encounter heather n.
me: where are you going?
h: back to RISD, but i’ll be here saturday for remix
h: hugs. now.
she then kisses me on the mouth. i do not make a big deal of it, because 1) some people do that 2) jenna miller did that to me earlier this week and i did not make a big deal out of it because of 1 3) i just played spin the bottle last night.
h: ooooh….what was that?!
me: haha. have fun at risd!
she grabs me and pulls me away from the dining hall, and hailey, and haphazardly kisses me on the mouth, kind of like making out with a cushy wall.
hailey: what is going on?
"it’s like i have been kissed by an angel : ) "
me: “uh. haha. you have a purty mouth.”
"really : ). hehe thanks lol. see you saturday ya"