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Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Tag Archive for ‘Share Your World’

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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Share Your World – August 7, 2017

I’m going to play fast and loose with the “Share Your World” challenge for this week. While I have answers for all for of her questions, I’m going to focus on two that are somewhat related. Cee asks, What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? OK, since I’m inclined to respond to questions honestly, I checked the bookmarks manager to see if it listed my saved URLs […]

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Share Your World – July 17, 2017

What is your favorite cheese? Wensleydale. I’ve never eaten it, and I doubt I ever will unless I can find an emporium that carries goodies from the UK. But I love it anyway, because of Wallace and Gromit. I first learned of the variety of English cheese from Nick Park’s A Grand Day Out, a wonderfully sweet and funny Claymation. Wallace and Gromit are out of cheese so they build […]

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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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Wide World of Sports

Dan (the “other” Dan) wrote a great piece about his childhood baseball experience as the team’s bench-warmer and his subsequent “disaffection,” shall we say, toward a prevailing obsession with sports. It’s not that he was poor at the game. Far from it, as you will learn when you read the story. I share a similar cynicism. I, on the other hand, was lousy at sports. I couldn’t run. Good grief, […]

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Share Your World – June 12, 2017

Remember this past winter when I was bemoaning the fact that I had too much time on my hands? I’m pleased to report that the change in seasons has removed that challenge. That and the fact that I’m busy with the Cobalt Historical Society, big time. Early in June, we held a Speakers’ Symposium, a first for our group. We had no idea how well-attended it would be, especially given that […]

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Share Your World May 29, 2017

Toward the end of my career with Bell Canada, I had racked up considerable vacation privileges. Five weeks vacation, all of the statutory holidays, two “SDO’s” (scheduled days off) in each ten-week period, PLUS a couple of freebies at Christmas. I did the math and it added up to nearly ten weeks off! Man, did we have it good. I wasn’t first in seniority, but close enough to be able […]

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