Category Archives: history

When Real Life and the Movies Intersect:

Rescued by Ruby (2022) This seemed to be another improbable film, until I read that Ruby was euthanized last week. (I must have missed the disclaimer that this film was based on a true story.) Either way, it’s a great … Continue reading

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How to Respect Someone’s Opinion:

Agree to Disagree We are in the middle of a provincial election here in Ontario, Canada. So, the knives are out, trying to carve up the electorate. And because the Americans are running their mid-term primaries at the same time, … Continue reading

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Maybe This is Exactly What Everyone Wants…

The World Going to Hell in a Handcart You know what I’m going to write next, don’t you? Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Putin and Russia want a neutral buffer zone around their borders. … Continue reading

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The Proof was in the Mincemeat Pudding

Operation Husky (July 10, 1943) One of my past life memories centres around this episode in World War II. I was an American soldier, fighting in Italy. (And because of all the other lives I was living through, at the … Continue reading

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In the Secret War, the Twenty Committee’s Greatest Feat:

Operation Mincemeat (2021) I’ve written about this supreme act of jiggery-pokery before, here. The fact that this story needed retelling in the 21st century should be a warning to us all. And if you wonder why the group is called … Continue reading

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Is It #timesup for the #metoo Movement?

Jacob Hoggard (July 9, 1984) I’m beginning to think that taking high profile men to court for sexual misbehaviour is becoming passé. Men have always been sexual predators, just ask the cavewoman who got knocked on the head with a … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XIII

Diamond Sūtra (May 11, 868 AD) On this day in 868: The Diamond Sutra, the oldest known dated book, is printed in China. Hmm. Not the oldest book, just the oldest block printed book with a known date of publishing. … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory: It Was Murder-Suicide After All

MH 370 Finally Located? I’m usually not easily deceived, but this one pulled the wool over my eyes, and made me consider an alternate explanation that was likely improbable, if not downright impossible. Here’s my original post. Now it seems … Continue reading

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Everywhere Around Me, I See…

The Darling Buds of May I love this time of year. The winter’s cold and snow are gone (for good, I hope) and the signs of spring have sprung. Especially precious is the growth of buds on the trees, a … Continue reading

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“Now Did You Read the News Today?”

Current Events This illustration has an image from the animated film, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”, which seems appropriate, somehow. It’s the child’s equivalent of last year’s “Don’t Look Up”. But I digress. In a world searching for the … Continue reading

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