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IN SYNC WITH SELWYN (Chapter 4 of 6)

4 ̶ Through a Glass Darkly After a hiatus of five years, the haze clears, and I can see my way clear to finish this post. Selwyn Dewdney’s memoir suggests the origin of its title, Daylight in the Swamp. In … Continue reading

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WALKING THE RIGHT WAY

“Always walk facing traffic.” That’s something I learned at my mother’s knee. When walking down a road, always face the traffic  ̶  that is, walk on the left-hand shoulder. So when I encountered two walkers on Monday who were walking … Continue reading

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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

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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

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YE OLDE SCHOOL DAYS

When I entered high school at age 13, I had not the faintest idea that history mattered. The people that lived and events that happened before I was born, and when I was growing up, had a tremendous impact on … Continue reading

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SIGNS AND SIGHS AT CHIPPEWA FALLS

Taking my cue from poet Robert Frost, when I had miles to go before I slept, I stopped anyway. No, not by snowy woods on the darkest evening of the year. It was mid-day under a scorching sun on Saturday, … Continue reading

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ABORIGINAL YOUTH ENGAGE IN SPORTS CAMP

What caught my eye today was a flotilla of colourful kayaks on Kenogamisis Lake. I pulled into the Geraldton waterfront to investigate. The paddlers were too far out on Barton Bay for me to contact, but I spoke to one … Continue reading

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?I’LL GIVE YOU WACKY . . .

What’s a senior getting out of bed at 4:30 in the morning for? Yeah, yeah, besides that . . . Well, this senior got out of his bed yesterday morning at 4:30 to begin a 2,000-kilometre trip around Northern Ontario … Continue reading

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THE LAST LINK PROJECT

Completing the First Trans-Canada Highway in Ontario For 2018, a group of volunteers are organizing to commemorate an historic event that occurred in 1943. For the first time, a highway linked Eastern and Western Canada entirely on Canadian soil. In … Continue reading

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GRUBBING FOR GOLD (3 of 4 Chapters)

3  – Closing the Deal At the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 29, resolutions disposed of the major municipal assets in the mining zone of Greenstone Gold Mines. Five Ward Councillors attended; the three absentees were Councillors William Assad … Continue reading

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