Category Archives: biography

The Queen’s Bed

It’s time to leave Canada and roam some other parts of the world, starting with Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a handsome city, carved into two halves by a deep gully: Old Town and New Town, though the latter in its … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Conclusion

Here are some final thoughts from Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada: Now we (have) travelled to both the western and eastern extremes of Canada–Toe Head in Haida Gwaii and Cape Spear at the northern end of the Avalon … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Northwest Territories

Roaming north to the territories again, here are some excerpts from the chapter, “North of Sixty”: “So, what brings you to Yellowknife?” the CBC producer asks me on the phone…why are you coming in March. It’s still pretty cold here, … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Manitoba

On the long trek westward, some excerpts from “Manitoba On My Mind” are up next: We stand in the covered porch of Dalnavert House (built for Hugh John Macdonald, only surviving son of Sir John A.), waiting for a torrential … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Ontario

Given the physical and population size of Ontario, this post includes excerpts from two chapters of Roaming the Big Land, one focusing on the urban and the other the rural character of the province: First an excerpt from the chapter, … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Nunavut

Here are some photographs of Nunavut along with excerpts from ┬áthe chapter, Of Limits Unknown, about Canada’s youngest territory established in 1999: While it comprises a third of the entire country and is roughly the size of Western Europe, its … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Quebec

With the weather largely cool and wet in the east so far this summer, it seems appropriate in this cross-Canada tour to picture Quebec in winter. Here is such a view from Roaming the Big Land in a chapter entitled … Continue reading

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