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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 From A Conservative Point Of View     COP21 Climate Change Conference Paris & Beyond…   “Canada Is Back!” Now we have hope again. After the years of Canada’s Greenest Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, when … 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 “Sophie is a phenomenal mother, a … 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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