Tag Archives: Canada

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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The Longest Day

Today has been the longest day of my life so far. My day began at around midnight, I was leaving Chiang Mai on my way to South Korea. The flight was uneventful, except that I had been asked to switch … Continue reading

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

Introduction By and large most of the acts I have chosen to talk about for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction have not been acts I am personally a passionate fan about (a notable exception is Chicago), though all … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: War Crimes Trial, UK Minister Visit, SYANA Political Contacts

It has been a reasonably active (and reasonably political) last couple of weeks for Somaliland. Let us therefore examine some of the latest Somaliland news. We have a former Somali Prime Minister being tried in the United States for war … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: SYANA Gets Busy, South Sudan Invite Pays Diplomatic Dividends

Even though the last Somaliland update was not that along ago [1], there has been a fair amount of interesting news, so I thought it worthwhile to update again, even after less than a week. We will be looking today … Continue reading

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