Category Archives: History / Event

Carolyn’s Canadian Reading 2021

I am happy to rejoin my Ontario friend, Shonna, who is the very wonderful, creative hostess of the Canadian Reading Challenge theme.  Here is to year #15!  Human rights, animal rights, colourful cultures and lands, memory, friendship, and literature:  here … Continue reading

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Does your kind of mystery exist?

Everyone who has discussed books with me for a minute knows my plea:  authors need to fill a gaping void of ghostly fiction for adults!  Rather than it be an easily buried sidenote;  new acquaintances (clearly unwary that asking me … Continue reading

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Special Historic Occasions

It’s my parents’ anniversary!  I shared a nice conversation with them today, which you can do with three people when you have landline telephones.  There was a lot to joke and chat about in earnest.  Even “Back To The Future … Continue reading

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Happy “Future” Day!

Today is special.  How could I have missed it?  A huge chunk of my family members, including me, have absolutely loved the “Back To The Future” films since the beginning.  We were children in 1985, when the premiering film travels … Continue reading

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Is Canada ‘strategizing’ or choosing?

In my previous article, I described the way conservative party leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was elected again and again;  not representative of the average Canadian’s preference but as a result of familiarity and complacency.  His was a familiar name during … Continue reading

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Loving Nimoy In Manitoba

I have shared from time to time that I don’t care to read science fiction.  The elements that aren’t dreary:  love, family, friendship, compassion, and humour;  come from the actors who bring our beloved characters and worlds to life.  I … Continue reading

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Relieved At Thanksgiving, Last Year.

In autumn, so that trees shed each year’s leaves, the wind is strong.  Last year, it caught up a huge sheet of plastic, twirled high into a tree.  It was attached so tightly, it only loosened this week!  That Friday, before Thanksgiving last … Continue reading

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Canadian Thanksgiving History

Copyright © 2007 Riedel Cards   The lives we lead are measured by time.  Events highlight our calendar.  Whether designated by spirituality, a country, or enthusiasm for a personal birth:  the memories are up to us.  They aren’t “just another … Continue reading

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My home and native land.

I’d like a lot more people around the world to know about my country and its celebration.  Our birthday July 1st is  “CANADA DAY“!  This article’s title refers to the first line of our national anthem, originally composed in French.  Like our … Continue reading

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“Trembling Bay Ballad”, 2012

**** I advocate not spoiling a plot so anyone might read or watch.  The following is sparse of detail;  merely basics to give full impact to my “Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon” contest entry.  With my focus on novel-authoring, I thought verse/lyric days were behind me!  I … Continue reading

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April 15, 1912 Sinking.

The Titanic is the most famous ship, for tragedy.  On its way from England and Ireland to New York, USA:  it struck an iceberg near Newfoundland, Canada.  It sank in 3 hours, in an early month when the north is below … Continue reading

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