Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for January 2017

Share Your World – January 30, 2017

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person? I’ve been moved to tears by British Columbia’s Mount Robson as viewed from the observation car of a transcontinental train. This was on a student exchange trip in 1973. Similarly, on a trip to Arundel Castle in the late 1980’s, the view from the castle keep turned me into a blubbering idiot. I was mortified by my […]

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Would You Believe?

Moving to Cobalt has been a blessing in so many ways. We have very few regrets – the cats had a hard time at first, especially with the trip up. It is much more difficult to see our family and our Southern Ontario friends. But all in all, the good far outweighs the bad. Would you believe, though, that I was terrified to open our first hydro bill? I had […]

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The Changing Seasons: January 2017

Earlier, on Joanne’s January entry to Cardinal Guzman’s monthly photo challenge, I commented that “I would like to join in, but then I’d be on the hook and I must confess, I find myself resisting commitments these days. So, I’ll just satisfy myself with your entries.” Joanne replied: Changing Seasons is a lot more informal than you might think it is. The Cardinal posts around the 20th of the month and everyone […]

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A Mystery

Back in middle school, I was cast in the stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s mystery “And Then There Were None.” * I cannot recall what role I landed – I’d like to say it was the part of the beautiful and demure Vera Claythorne, whose vulnerability masks a more sinister intent. But that is most likely me recasting myself in the more glamourous of three female roles. I really cannot […]

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Share Your World – January 23, 2017

Do you prefer juice or fruit? Fruit, I suppose, though this week I’m knocking back the OJ likes there’s no tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow – two solid weeks of this dang blang cold. The bug jumped host, and now Reiner is sick. Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it? Gonna go with medium. Did I like growing up? Sure. Oh! Did I like […]

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Up-Rooted

The weatherman is calling for freezing rain today. My least favourite form of winter weather. Good thing I’ve got nowhere to be and the pantry is stocked. Sure, the ice coating trees and structures can look pretty and all, especially when the sun glints off the glass-like surfaces. But that hardly compensates for the widespread damage ice storms cause. Traveling is out of the question, or should be, in my […]

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Java Jive

I have been a coffee drinker since… well, since I was old enough to drink coffee, I guess. So, we’re talking decades. I remember my first Tim Horton’s coffee. Up until that moment, I drank instant, or the bitter brew served up in the cafeteria at work. But one Saturday, the boss brought us donuts and coffee from the newly opened chain down the street. That was it. I was […]

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