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Muinej The Bear’s Cub – A Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold

  A First Nations Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold     THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY BEARS!  A NATIVE CANADIAN MI’KMAQ STORY RETOLD & FREE TO READ… Introduction by Brian Alan Burhoe. Bears have long appeared in folktales and animal … Continue reading






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The Ant and the Wise Ol’ Bear: A Civilized Bears Cub Tale

  The Ant and the Wise Ol’ Bear   A Civilized Bears Cub Tale     You ask, little cub, about what lies beyond this world.  Let me tell you a story… An Ant was climbing up the rough bark … 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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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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ORNITHANTHROPUS — the Winged Human in Dream, Myth & Literature

    Ornithanthropus – The Winged Human NOTE: This posting is dedicated to the memory of editor Ejler Jakobsson, with deepest gratitude. Even though I published my Science Fantasy story “Ornithanthropus” way back in 1971, I’m still getting comments on … Continue reading






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Dancing Bears: Inuit Polar Bear Sculptures New Trends in Art

    What is the Canadian national animal?  The Polar Bear! As I’ve previously posted, there’s a movement afoot to declare the Polar Bear as our Canadian Totem animal.  And I wholeheartedly agree with it. In reality an endangered species, … Continue reading






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How the Bear Lost its Tail & Other Bear Stories

Bears are international, even in animal stories and folk tales.  From the classic “Silver Hair and the Three Bears” (which morphed into the kinder, gentler Goldilocks story) to the realistic, often tragic, animal fiction of Sir Charles G D Roberts, … 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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SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE CENTAURS – Science Fantasy by Brian Alan Burhoe

  SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE CENTAURS – A Science Fantasy Short Story by Brian Alan Burhoe     We’ll go Out There, of course. And we’ll colonize. We’ll do whatever it takes. We’ll adapt. Genetic engineering, if necessary. We’ll have … Continue reading






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Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot – Wonderheart Bear Joins Care Bears

When it was announced that the classic Care Bears TV show was returning in June, 2012, a lot of old-time fans rejoiced. And I mean “a lot of fans.” The all-new CG animated series — Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot … Continue reading






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