Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for March 18th, 2014

Swimming Lessons

I was a capable student in school. I participated in class, did my homework – I actually LOVED doing homework, underlining the titles of my compositions in at least two different colours, and sometimes just for the heck of it, rewriting entire notebooks. Learning came easy to me. I was a good student, as in “an obedient” one.  I suppose, in the dictionary under the term “brown nose” you will […]

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One Word Photo Challenge: Red

Vanadinite is a secondary lead chlorovanadate. It is almost always found in the oxidation zone of lead deposits in arid climates resulting from the alteration of vanadiferous sulphides and silicates of the gangue and wall rocks. Phew!  Ain’t that a mouthful? The specimen illustrated here was collected in 1972 by my husband Reiner. He found it underground at the Apache Mine in Arizona. The overall specimen measures 9.0 x 7.0 […]

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