Category Archives: Bearkind

All about bears – in Literature and in the Wild.

Charles Livingston Bull, Wildlife Artist

  A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL, “AMERICA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE ARTIST!”     I first saw the fierce, exhilarating drawings of American wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull in an old hardcover copy of HAUNTERS OF THE SILENCES, by Canadian author … Continue reading






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Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to George Marsh, Wilderness Writer

Wolf Whelps & Lead Dogs: Tribute to Wilderness Writer George Marsh   I must have been age nine when the kindly older couple next door gave me a copy of George Marsh’s THE WHELPS OF THE WOLF. We had been … Continue reading






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The Old Canoe – A Classic Canadian Song by George Marsh

  The Old Canoe     The canoe is a characteristic and iconic Canadian cultural symbol. Our inland waterways were our first highways: we travelled by boat and canoe in summer, often by snowshoe or even dogsled over frozen rivers … Continue reading






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The Polar Bear: From Nanook of the North to Knut the Baby Polar Bear

  Of Polar Bears. As the Water Rises, Their Prospects Fall.   You may have heard of Senator Nicole Eaton’s recent suggestion to re-designate Canada’s National Animal from the industrious Beaver to the mighty Polar Bear.  It’s a cultural change with … Continue reading






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Cracker Barrel Restaurant Recipes for Home Cooking

I’m a Down-home cook and so my fave restaurants tend to have a country flavour.  Remember Kenny Roger’s Roasters?  And the Colonel’s back in the day? The first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurant opened in Tennessee in 1969. Dan … Continue reading






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My Fave Atlantic Seafood Recipes: Lobster chowder – Atlantic Scallops au Gratin – Baked Stuffed Haddock

    I’ve been asked, “What do you love to cook at home, Brian?”  Well, I’m a Maritime Canadian.  The Atlantic Ocean is just over there.  I loved cooking seafood in restaurants for years, and still throw together some of … Continue reading






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RAISING CHICKENS: 5 Reasons to Build a Backyard Chicken Coop

5 Reasons to Raise Chickens & Build a Coop Thinking of raising your very own chickens? Why not?  Building a great chicken coop to house little yellow poultry chicks has become a growing, popular — and profitable — new backyard … Continue reading






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FEED THE BIRDS: Make Edible Christmas Tree for Bird Feeding

Edible Christmas Tree for Bird Feeding It’s here!  Winter.  In the True North, we’re seeing shorter winters.  Climate Change: along the coastlines, warming oceans are keeping back some of that Arctic air.  One result is the slow drifting of more … Continue reading






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SPIRITUAL WORDSMITHS: The Best Writers of Christian Fiction

The Best Writers of Christian Fiction As I write this, Christian fiction continues to sell.  And continues to grow in readership. The #1 Christian bestseller on Amazon is SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD: The New Mitford Novel by Jane Karon. … Continue reading






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DREAM DICTIONARY: What Your 12 Most Common Dreams Mean

    12 Most Common Dreams “Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.” – Dr. Erich Fromm I’ve always had a fascination with the meaning of dreams, especially after a long yarn with science fiction and … Continue reading






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