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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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Canada 150, Introduction to “Roaming The Big Land”

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to Roaming The Big Land that provides a taste of the book’s flavour: “It would be far-fetched to suggest that Canada’s age-old problems of regional and cultural cleavage can be overcome by sitting its … 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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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 20

First, the answer to last week’s question: Question: Why did the struggling author sigh after crossing the road? Answer: All she could see ahead was an uphill climb! Now this week’s question: Why did the author cross the road that was being … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 19

First, here’s the answer to last week’s question: Question: Why did the author read as she crossed the road? Answer: She wanted to kindle interest in her novel! Now, this week’s question: Why did the struggling author sigh after crossing the … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 18

First, the answer to last week’s question. Question: What happened to the author who crossed the road on a red light? Answer: She ended up in a policeman’s book! Now this week’s question Why did the author read as she crossed … Continue reading

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