Tag Archives: Canada

Book Review: Cold Front

Cold Front:  Conflict Ahead In Arctic Waters, by David Fairhall It would be fair to say that the author is at least a bit too concerned about global warming, because even he recognizes that it is unlikely to be an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Journey

Fatal Journey:  The Final Expedition Of Henry Hudson, by Peter C. Mancall For some reason, which I am not consciously aware of, I have a taste for reading books about historical mutinies for some reason or another from time to … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Point-Of-Sale Systems

One of the things I noticed consistently when I visited Victoria recently was the point-of-sale systems that every casual dining place had at waitresses.  It provided a third option to the usual two that one sees in restaurants stateside, and … Continue reading

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Exploring Victoria: Day Three

Today, as had been the case previously [1], we got a bit of a slow start, though not as much as yesterday.  At least a great part of the slow start, though, was due to the terribly slow traffic on … Continue reading

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Exploring Victoria: Day Two

We had a somewhat more ambitious schedule than we did yesterday, and it certainly demonstrated itself in a somewhat late start, given that two of our party (not including myself) ended up chatting until after 1AM the previous night.  That … Continue reading

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Exploring Victoria: Day One

Having previously discussed my arrival in and first impressions of Victoria and its environs [1], I would like to discuss the first full day in Victoria and our explorations.  In this case, which is not always the case, the day … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of Victoria, British Colombia

Before yesterday, I had never been to Victoria before.  Now, for a brief period of a few hours I had been in British Colombia, waiting at the Vancouver airport for a flight to take me to Portland [1], but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America

A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America:  Where Are…New France, New Netherland, And New Sweden, by Lissa Johnston I am no stranger to this series [1], and to put it mildly, the quality of the series as a … Continue reading

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

When you look at patterns regarding the membership of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame one of the patterns that becomes is clear that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hates Canadian musicians [1].  This lack of regard … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Landscapes Of Anne Of Green Gables

The Landscapes Of Anne Of Green Gables:  The Enchanting Island That Inspired L.M. Montgomery, by Catherine Reid [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I consider myself at least … Continue reading

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