Author Archives: EJ Lavoie

About EJ Lavoie

Writer and independent publisher with website www.WhiskyJackPublishing.ca

A STROKE OF LUCK (6 Chapters)

2  ̶   The Hospital By 6:00 that Friday evening I was sprawled in a hospital bed, fully clothed, in the emergency ward, hooked up to monitors for pulse and blood pressure. The attending doctor, Dr. L., had to determine if … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Leave a comment

A STROKE OF LUCK (6 Chapters)

1 ̶ The Incident I am now officially a senior. I knew I was getting older, but in my mind, I was never there yet. Until recently, I could read a blue streak, write a decent paragraph, solve a mess … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Leave a comment

THE BEARDMORE RELICS

The Discovery In July, 1934, Ted Eliot, a high school teacher and writer, was traveling by train from Longlac to Port Arthur. When the train stopped in the bush just south of Beardmore, Ontario, to pick up a prospector, Eliot … Continue reading

Posted in GREENSTONE, LOCAL HISTORY | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WE OLD RELICS

I have lost a great many gray hairs, and I do not regret one of them. I am proud of every one. RIP. This rumination comes to mind because yesterday I addressed a class of student teachers at Lakehead U. … Continue reading

Posted in LOCAL HISTORY, MY EXCURSIONS | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE LAST RIDE

Two days ago, I took Miko for his last ride. Our little Shih Tzu mixed loves a car ride. Usually, when Olga and I leave home for a quick trip to town, we leave Miko in a baby pen. We … Continue reading

Posted in GREENSTONE, LIFE AS IT HAPPENS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A RUPTURE LOOKING FOR A WATER CROSSING TO HAPPEN

How safe is a 60-year-old natural gas pipeline when it’s converted to carry heavy crude? The short answer: not very. That was the consensus of the public meeting last night at Geraldton’s Community Centre. Common Voice Northwest invited everyone to … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | 2 Comments

HOW ENERGY EAST COULD CONTAMINATE BEARDMORE, THE BLACKWATER RIVER, AND LAKE NIPIGON WITHOUT HARDLY TRYING

by Edgar J. Lavoie [This op-ed article is adapted from the last chapter of a four-chapter post on E.J. Lavoie’s Blog (ejlavoie.wordpress.com ). The post (dated 23 January 2015 and titled TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES) arose from the author’s participation … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Leave a comment

SAVE THE LING

[Originally dated February 2006, & published in “The Jarheads of Goshen”.] The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.                When … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Leave a comment

THE CHIEF CORNER-POST

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone. (Psalm 118:22) What a great line! There, in a nutshell, is the Christmas story. For many a Christmas in our household, it was the same story. Find a tree. … Continue reading

Posted in WRITING | Leave a comment

HOW TO STOP A NOSEBLEED

It’s been a week now, and I’m monitoring my nostrils very closely. Last Saturday, a week ago, I had a spontaneous nosebleed, the first in my life. One that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. My left nostril … Continue reading

Posted in LIFE AS IT HAPPENS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments