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Old Stock Canadian vs Newcomer: A Patriot’s View

  Old Stock Canadian vs Newcomer     A Patriot’s View   When Prime Minister Stephen Harper used the phrase “old stock Canadians” in the September 17th leaders debate, he sure stepped into it. We knew what he meant by … Continue reading

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#Netherlands70 #VE70 Liberation of Netherlands 70 Years Ago

Men of Algonquin Regiment moving toward Hochwald Forest, March 1, 1945  Those of us who are family of the soldiers who liberated Holland 70 years ago have been watching the Netherlands 70 Remembrance with pride and even tears. We remember … Continue reading

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OUT OF MY FATHER’S SHAVING BOX: Dad’s War, Algonquin Regiment & Liberation of Holland

  Out of My Father’s Shaving Box     Dad’s War, Algonquin Regiment & the Liberation of Holland   “This is yours now, Brian. He wanted you to have it.” And my mother handed me an old wooden shaving kit … Continue reading

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Maheeshtan – What Does Maheeshtan Mean?

    Maheeshtan – What does Maheeshtan Mean? Since putting my popular Northwestern short story WOLFBLOOD on this site, I’ve had a number of questions about the natural lives of wolves and the folkways and language of Johnny Akumi, including … Continue reading

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WOLFBLOOD: Northwestern Fiction in the Jack London Tradition

  Dedicated to the Memory of my father, Albert Chester Burhoe, avid backwoodsman — rifleman in the Algonquin Regiment, Canadian Army in Holland — and wounded POW in Stalag XIB, Fallingbostel, Northern Germany — he served King and Country, asking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Farley Mowat! Tribute to a Hero

  Farley Mowat   Tribute to a Hero   When Farley Mowat first announced that he had written his last book, I was mad at him. “How dare you, Farley?!” Not as mad as I was when Kurt Vonnegut made … Continue reading

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