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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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Knut Hamsun’s GROWTH OF THE SOIL – A book review

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun My rating: 5 of 5 stars Over the years, I’ve discovered writers who take you into the very heart of Humankind: which means they really took me into the living heart of all … Continue reading






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Global Climate Change Facts: COP21 Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

  Global Climate Change Facts     COP21 Climate Change Conference Paris 2015   “Canada Is Back!” Now we have hope again. After the years of Canada’s Greenest Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, when we actually shined on the international stage, … Continue reading






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Justin and Sophie Trudeau – Canada’s Fairy Tale Romance

  Canada’s Fairy Tale Romance     Justin and Sophie Trudeau – A Cultural Conservative Looks At The New Hope They Bring To Canada   “Change happens because people come together.” – Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau   We’ve seen them and been … Continue reading






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Animal Rights & Speciesism: Chimps, Roosters & Humankind

  For many of us Boomers, our introduction to Chimpanzees was in the old Tarzan movies. Cheeta (based on Nkima the monkey in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories) was a tame, comical companion who readily sought out help when a human … Continue reading






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Dog Intelligence: Most Intelligent Dog Breed

  Dog Intelligence – The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds – Is Yours On the Most Intelligent Dogs List?     1. “Left for the wolves.” In the early spring of 1902, Constable Richard Morris, of the North-West Mounted … Continue reading






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Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator, A Personal Hero

  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator     Most of my boyhood heroes were writers. As I’ve said before, my first literary hero was Sir Charles G D Roberts. Almost forgotten today, Canadian Roberts was once as … 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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