Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for February 7th, 2014

See What I mean?

See what I mean? Indulge me please, in a wee rant. Look at this advertisement from December 1916. Just look at it! There are so many things wrong with this, I don’t know where to begin. A picture is worth a thousand words. Which is good, because I’m speechless. OK, not speechless any more: That contraption? It’s an IRON!? What the hell were they thinking when they built that bad […]

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Heart Health

I’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but I can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do I build? That’s easy: a bullshit detector. But not just your common or garden variety BSD. No sir! This sucker can do it all! It not only detects, but it translates and reveals the hidden messages, the lies, the prevarications and political propaganda. The detector is an inoculation, a potion, […]

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