Author Archives: Brian Alan Burhoe

About Brian Alan Burhoe

A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants and institutional kitchens for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian's articles reflect his interests in food service, Canadian history, imaginative literature, wildlife writing, animal rights, wilderness preservation and our best friends -- our dogs. See his CIVILIZED BEARS!

Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

  Bob Dylan Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature     Yes, it’s true.  For my generation — us Boomers — most of our great writers are our Singer-Songwriters.  They sang our lives. So I cheered at the Announcement. Nobel … Continue reading






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The Walter Lantz Story: Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy & the Beary Family

  The Walter Lantz Story: Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy & the Beary Family – A Tribute   “Guess who?  Ha-Ha-Ha Haaa Ha!”  “Everybody thinks I’m crazee-ee-ee.  Yessiree, that’s me, that’s me.  That’s what I’m cracked up to be. … Continue reading






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L Sprague de Camp’s ZEI Novels in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Tradition

  L Sprague de Camp’s ZEI Novels in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Tradition   “On a fine clear morning, the sun rose redly over the rim of the Banjao Sea.  The rising sun, which the Krishnans call Roqir and the … Continue reading






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Celebrating P G Wodehouse & The Whimsical, Witty World of Jeeves

  Right Ho!  Celebrating P G Wodehouse & The Whimsical, Witty World of Jeeves     “P G WODEHOUSE IS ENGLISH LITERATURE’S PERFORMING FLEA.” Sean O’Casey “I’M BITTEN.  WHAT A DIVINE ITCH!” Brian Alan Burhoe   The World of Jeeves … Continue reading






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Nell Shipman Nude Scene

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  Nell Shipman Nude Scene — Complete Moving Picture World & Vancouver World Ads   WARNING: This page contains images of nudity.  Some modern viewers may be amused, bemused or even tickled pink.       Early in the silent movie … Continue reading






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Teddy Roosevelt Called it Climate Change in 1908

  “THE CLIMATE HAS CHANGED AND IS STILL CHANGING.” President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908       Teddy Roosevelt Called it Climate Change in 1908   As a Canadian, I’ve never had much to do with party politics. OK, I’ve posted … Continue reading






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Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit

  Canuck Movies: Mounties, Nell Shipman & the Canadian Spirit — A Patriot’s Rant   Nell Shipman & Brownie in BACK TO GOD’S COUNTRY  “The leading man wasn’t a very good swimmer and when we got into that wild, white … Continue reading






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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION     Or WRITERS OF THE SCARLET SERGE   “To the sweet-voiced, dark-eyed little half-Cree maiden at Lac-Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to Teddy Brown, guide and … Continue reading






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Gentle Giant George: Rescue Dog Rescues Human – Book Review

Free Days With George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Anyone who’s read my reviews probably noticed this: I only review books I like. I generally like yarns … Continue reading






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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading






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