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ANGLER & PRISONERS OF WAR 7 Chapters)

1  —   Tracking Down History Eighteen years ago, I joined a small group searching for the notorious prison, Camp X, under the guidance of a former German prisoner-of-war who had been incarcerated there. Today the place is almost unrecognizable. In … Continue reading

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2015 FEDERAL ELECTION VOTING FRENZY

I VOTED ALREADY! The Advance Poll is open, folks. The Geraldton poll is shown in the photo, located next to Popeye’s. I joined the lineup at mid-day (Friday, October 9). A gentleman ahead of me ran into a problem – … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Chapter 3 of 4)

3 – They May Say ‘Trust Us’ . . . Let us look at the human element. Let’s look at the OCC ̶ the Operations Control Centre. Or more exactly, the OCC controller. The leak alarm is tripped. The controller … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE NUCLEAR WASTE (1 of 7 Chapters)

1 ̶ Love It or Ship It There are just over 2 million fuel bundles sitting outside Canada’s nuclear power reactors. That’s right ̶ “outside”. Which is a good thing, because they are used fuel bundles. They are waste. Garbage. … Continue reading

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FRIENDLY MONSTERS

I’ve said this before — we live in a big cabin on a big lake in the North woods. So it was no surprise this morning to wake up and find that we’d had visitors during the night — a … Continue reading

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ASSHOLES & RECTUMS (Conclusion)

2 – The Ugly Ones Many Republicans are more accurately described as rectums.  They are lovely.  They subscribe to many principles to which we all willingly subscribe. For instance.   Some Republican principles are individual freedom, minimal government, and economic security.  … Continue reading

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CATS, HITCHHIKERS, & OTHER WAIFS

The Lavoie family has a history of rescuing waifs. It may have started forty-five years ago, in Dryden, when there was a knock on our door.  It was a dark and stormy night (I’m not kidding).  A man and a … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED AT THE AUTHOR EVENT

The Word on the Water Literary Festival shows what a small group of dedicated literati can do.  Need I say that they were volunteers (unpaid, and yes, priceless)? This all happened the weekend of October 21st in Kenora (For the … Continue reading

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