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Canada 150, Nunavut

Here are some photographs of Nunavut along with excerpts from  the 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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Canada 150, Prince Edward Island

Happy 150th birthday, Canada! On this day, it seems appropriate to offer an excerpt from “The Little Prince” about the conference in Charlottetown that set the stage for Confederation three years later: Even today, the little island “resting on the … Continue reading

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Canada 150, New Brunswick

This cross-Canada journey continues with excerpts from “Big New Brunswick Dreams:” Flat red and brown sand beaches run along the eastern coast of New Brunswick like a soft, broad highway from Charlo on Chaleur Bay to the Confederation Bridge on … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Nova Scotia

Crossing from Newfoundland to the mainland, here are some excerpts from “Cruising The Scotia Coast:” …the tartan of Nova Scotia…has large squares lined in gold representing the province’s Royal Charter, and thin bands of red for the royal lion. The … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Newfoundland

Roaming the big land from east to west, the birthday journey starts in Newfoundland, with excerpts from the chapter, “Salty People:” Dot and I fly into St. John’s through a storm, sitting in the tail of the plane. As we … Continue reading

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The Weird Writer’s Waning Weekly Witticisms

Here is the answer to last week’s witticism #23: Question: Why did the struggling author not cross the road? Answer: He was at a dead end! Wistfully, the Weird Writer’s Weekly Weak Witticism has wheezed its woebegone end. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 23

First, the answer to last week’s question: What happened when the car hit the author crossing the road? Short answer: It was a write off! Long answer: A witness overlooking the accident from a second STORY balcony, had to PAGE … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism #22

First, the answer to last week’s question: Question: Why do authors cross the road whenever they see a vegetable stand? Answer: They’re always looking for a new market! Now, this week’s question: What happened when the car hit the author crossing the … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 21

First, the answer to last week’s question: Question: Why did the author cross the road that was being paved? Answer: She wanted to have her own imprint! Now, this week’s question: Why do authors cross the road whenever they see a … Continue reading

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