Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

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New Rule

If you know TV talk show host Bill Maher, you know his “New Rule” segment in which he pokes fun at whatever issue has caught his attention. I’ve been known to declare “New Rule” around the house, too, though usually not at someone else’s expense. For instance. Living here in Northern Ontario means vegetable gardening is a gamble. For the first few years, I faithfully planted tomatoes. Harvest was fair […]

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Show and Tell

Today Reiner walked to the Silver Café to meet his pals of the Round Table. You know, the shadow cabinet. The brain trust. A decades old tradition here in Cobalt in which the guys meet for coffee and chew the fat. The café has designated a special room for the group– separate entrance, a large table, and their own carafe of coffee. He hasn’t been able to attend ever since […]

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Recycling

A friend who read Things that WERE Things sent me a note saying, “It’s fun to google vintage ads as the results range from ridiculous to hilarious to downright offensive. He sent along a couple of his favorites. In response, I sent him one that I found while writing an assignment for the Mining Engineering Technician program a few years back. And then I had a brilliant idea. I haven’t written […]

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Change of Perspective

In reviewing my last few posts, I’m rather appalled by the complaining tone that underscores my writing. Today, time for a change of perspective. Was school easy or difficult for you? How so? Grade school was a piece of cake. Ditto the first and second tours at community college.  (Advertising Art, aka Graphic Design for one year and a decade later, Developmental Service Worker Program for three.) The third, the […]

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Changing Seasons July 2017

It’s July – summer time here in the Northern Hemisphere. Judging by what I read, or more precisely what I don’t read on WordPress, I’m no different from other bloggers who are otherwise engaged. That means I’m not posting or commenting as frequently as I usually do. But it’s raining today, so I’m going to take this opportunity to contribute to the Changing Seasons blog challenge for July. Mostly, this […]

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Share Your World – July 3, 2017

Time to catch up with my chums here on WP – what better way than by participating in Cee’s Share Your World! For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other? Spicy, because we don’t do salty in this house. Reiner has elevated blood pressure. As do I, so it happens. I know this because, YAY! We found a […]

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Changing Seasons – June 2017

This is what it’s all about, folks. The floral glory that is Northern Ontario. What’s that? There’s more to the north than rocks and lakes and trees? You bet your sweet bunchberry there is! Just the other day I discovered the underwater macro feature on my camera.  Love the results for these dry land shots! As with so many landscape images, the camera cannot adequately capture the expanse, the scale […]

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