Category Archives: Books

Prejudice: Alive and Well in the Canadian Media?

Quebec academic Richard Lougheed, in his 2009 biography of Charles Chiniquy said that the celebrated clergyman remains Canada’s best-selling author of all time. Though he was world famous and achieve a stature that no one person who works for Canada’s … Continue reading

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Death and Controversy

Last month , Farley Mowat passed away. Numerous Canadian media organizations, including the CBC reported on this. The CBC stated: Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s most popular and prolific writers, who became a champion of wildlife and native Canadian rights and … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Camelot and other darkness

As part of  research I was doing in regards to a dispute with someone in the news media, I came across a book entitled “The Dark Side of Camelot”. I have heard uncomplimentary things about the Kennedy family . Even … Continue reading

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New documentary, old problems for the Church of Rome?

Recently, I viewed the “Secrets of the Vatican” (2014), on PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/.  It is a new documentary that, according to its subtitle, is: “A report on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 … Continue reading

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Calgary book signing

Another book signing, this time at Indigo, downtown Calgary, went well. It is amazing the interesting people one meets at such events and as usual, the Indigo staff were very helpful. Visiting friends and family is another great addition to … Continue reading

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On this day, exactly a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered his ageless Gettysburg Address. There is five copies of the speech made in Lincoln’s own handwriting. I have had the privilege of holding in my hand, between … Continue reading

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Book Events and Festivals

Last weekend, it was back to the lower mainland again, this time to a Richmond book event. The drive again was beautiful, indeed British Columbia is such a spectacular place. I would love to go for a few weeks on … Continue reading

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Travel & meeting new people

It has been a very busy past few days. There was a ride down the B.C. interior, through striking fall colours and the province’s stunning beauty, into the Thompson and Fraser canyons, among craggy snow tipped mountains, dry lands, even … Continue reading

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Bible and Evolution

It is quite strange that religious organizations that profess to be Christian, such as the Roman Catholic Church, also declare their belief in evolution. Especially since the Bible makes it clear that God created the world and the universe in … Continue reading

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Enter the Trollesphere – or not

It has been an interesting summer. The weather has been great. I have been quite busy but look forward to some travel this fall, including promotion and furtherance of my writing. Not too long ago, I happened to be talking … Continue reading

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