Tag Archives: Canada

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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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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