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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, 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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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 # 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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