Category Archives: food literature

Grandpa And The Three Dubes

Here is an excerpt from the above story by the author’s son in At the Table, Nourishing Conversation & Food, published by Penumbra Press: I missed my Grandfather Pointing’s funeral. I fact, I didn’t find out he had died until … Continue reading

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Another Virtual Travel Story: Indonesia “Trudeaumania”

Here is another true tale from the collection, Missing The Bus. The book is divided into five sections, each of which explores a different type of connection with other countries that adventurous and perceptive travellers often make. While this story … Continue reading

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More Virtual Travel: Bangkok

Yikes! The pandemic is still with us. Time to visit more exotic places through our reading. With that in mind, here are some excerpts from a chapter entitled “The King and I” in Missing The Bus: Another highlight of Bangkok … Continue reading

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Covid Capers

Impatient to be travelling but stuck at home? Try some virtual travelling with the entertaining and informative stories from many countries included in these books. You don’t have to get up off the couch to have unique adventures in other … Continue reading

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Author Signing, August 16

T.A. Keenleyside will be at the Rosseau Market in Rosseau, Ontario on Friday, August 16, from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., autographing copies of his latest novel, All The Way, nominated for the 2019 Governor General’s fiction prize. He will … Continue reading

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Author Signing

T. A, Keenleyside will be at the Rosseau Market in Rosseau, Ontario, Friday, July 19 autographing copies of his latest novel, “All The Way.” He will also have available at reduced prices copies of his earlier novel, “In A Spin”, … Continue reading

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Travelling In A World Overrun With Tourists

Here are views of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, taken at the very end of October, 2018. No longer is it possible to have an unobstructed view of the fountain, and to push your way through the throng close enough … Continue reading

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Another Croatian Miracle

Wow! Just think of it: little Croatia, a country of barely four million people and an independent state for less than 37 years knocking off some of the great powers of football and, indeed, of global affairs, countries like Argentina, … Continue reading

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The Battles of Quidditch and Trafalgar

It is safe to say that before a recent trip to southwest Spain, our grandsons were more familiar with airborne battles on broomsticks as in the game of Quidditch than they were with historic conflicts at sea involving the British … Continue reading

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The Lake District and Swallows and Amazons

Among the most famous writers of children’s books is the British author, Arthur Ransome. Unlike most contemporary writers of such books, he created adventure stories based on credible real-life incidents even though his youthful characters imagined events occurring that went … Continue reading

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