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EXTREME HISTORICAL EVENTS

 If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. If a tsunami sweeps across an inland lake in the boreal forest, and there is … Continue reading

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GROUNDED IN PLACE – FOLLOW-UP

I am constantly amazed by my friends and neighbours because so many are so unfamiliar with their backyards.  I could place a bet that 90% of them could not locate the Kamuck River on a map without serious help.  Probably … Continue reading

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GROUNDED IN PLACE

Decades ago, I read The Strange One by Fred Bodsworth.  The story is set in Northeastern Ontario, between Timmins and Moosonee, and one of the characters is a barnacle goose. This goose resembles a Canada goose, but it is native … Continue reading

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MY OWN LITTLE POSTAGE STAMP . . .

[This observation about William Faulkner’s attitude to his personal geography struck me as apropos.  It’s amazing how much Faulkner and I are alike, except that he’s a world-famous author, his works are taught at universities, he’s got unplumbed depths of … Continue reading

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THE SIGN-IT-OR-ELSE CONTRACT

[WITH ELLE’S PERMISSION, I post her e-mail to local writers, as follows:]   Hi all,   Some of you may have already seen the news about the Halifax Chronicle-Journal, the draconian contract it wanted its freelancers to sign and the 21 … Continue reading

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TIRED AND RE-TIRED 3

Yesterday we – Olga and I – ventured from the home place to go to town.  Town is 23 klicks away as the crow walks.  It is the second time I have left my driveway in a week.  Because . … Continue reading

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TIRED AND RE-TIRED 2

The storm is over, and we did not get 6 inches.  We got 7.  You just can’t trust a forecast. I parked my car on the road on Friday night (April 15) and it hasn’t moved since.  It could not … Continue reading

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TIRED AND RE-TIRED

I got my car serviced today and my summer tires installed. Sure, I know the forecast calls for six inches of snow tonight, but I have my reasons. And the best reason is, it’s one more thing to cross off … Continue reading

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WHEN THINGS GO CROOKED

With us – lately, anyway – it’s usually the weather. Ice build-up put a crick in my chimney on March 26th.  Then we had a thaw, the ice melted, and my chimney fell over. I try to take a picture … Continue reading

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A WORLD COLLAPSES

Last August I wandered around town (Geraldton) snapping photos of streetscapes.  I’m planning to re-issue my history book, Muskeg Tours, with updated information and images.  I was surprised to learn this week that one of my subjects has collapsed.  When … Continue reading

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