Tag Archives: Canada

Life In A Clown World

It is a terrible thing sometimes to live in a clown world. I would like to state at the outset that like many people I am not terribly fond of clowns. As a child I found them to be deeply … Continue reading

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Album Review: Into The Fire

Into The Fire, by Bryan Adams After the massive success of Reckless, a song that sent well over half of its songs to the top regions of the charts in the United States and elsewhere, Bryan Adams was at the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Nickelback

I want to make it clear at the outset that I am not a fan of Nickelback.  Like most people, I enjoy reading clickbaity articles about why they suck as much as they do and why they are basically a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat I read this book on the recommendation of some friends of mine who saw and appreciated the 1983 movie adaptation of the book and thought that I would appreciate the book and its odd … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Alanis Morissette

As a teenager, my brother called me a male Alanis Morissette, supposing it was an insult, because of the way that I would write poetry that was as emotionally bare as Alanis’ music has been throughout much of her career.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Challenges To Canadian Federalism

Challenges To Canadian Federalism, edited by Martin Westmacott and Hugh Mellon There are a few essential problems with Canadian federalism.  One of them is that it was done in stark contrast to American federalism and that the effort lacked the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberty’s Exiles

Liberty’s Exiles:  American Loyalists In The Revolutionary World, by Maya Jasanoff As I have noted before, I come from a background that includes loyalists from the American Revolution, and given the importance of loyalists to the foundation of Canada and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rescue Of Belle & Sundance

The Rescue Of Belle & Sundance:  One Town’s Incredible Race To Save Two Abandoned Horses, by Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan This is a fascinating book more for its context than for its contents.  And to be fair, its contents … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of 1812 (America Goes To War)

The War Of 1812 (America Goes To War), by Anne Todd It is interesting to see what a historian includes about the War of 1812 when seeking to write to young audiences, presumably American ones, with very tight space constraints.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Chairs Are Where The People Sit

The Chairs Are Where The People Sit, by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti This book was not quite what I expected it to be.  Once upon a time I wrote a play called “A Play About Chairs” that made fun … Continue reading

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