Tag Archives: Canada

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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O Canada, Or Finding Identity In Negative Spaces

A few times in my life I have found myself in Canada.  It happens.  On one memorable trip back to the United States I spent a few hours napping and enjoying the hospitality of a Tim Horton’s restaurant at the … Continue reading

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

At first glance, Sarah McLachlan may strike many fans of rock & roll music as not being very much on the rock side. Like artists such as the Carpenters [1], much of her success was in adult contemporary radio, and … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Defender Of Canada

Defender Of Canada: Sir George Prevost And The War Of 1812 Since most of the books I have read and reviewed for the Michigan War Studies Review have been very technically challenging ones, when I saw the opportunity to read … Continue reading

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

There is, of course, some question as to whether one should consider Celine Dion eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After all, her English-language debut, Unison [1], came out in 1990. Before, that, of course, she had … Continue reading

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Arctic Fire

Among the many international institutions of this world lies one that is at least somewhat obscure given the potential importance of its geographic span. The Arctic Council is made up of eight nations who control land around the Arctic Ocean … Continue reading

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