Category Archives: history

Royal Wedding 2018

The Kiss Well, here we go again. With all the nasty news happening around us, it was a relief to have a ‘happy ending’ for a change. Fairy tale weddings are always welcome, but this one seemed to be a … Continue reading

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How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

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Operation Jubilee: Raid on Dieppe

A Canadian Disaster/An Allied Success During World War II there was a ‘secret war’ going on, too. This particular battle was intended to test German defences in anticipation of Operation Overload (what we call D-Day). In reality, those in control … Continue reading

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Intrepid

A Man Called Intrepid I read this book years and years ago. I bought it recently, again, in order to share it with one of our grandchildren. The story sounds fantastic, and some of the details may have been fabricated … Continue reading

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(XXX) 555-1212

Directory Assistance While watching the return of Elementary last night I was reminded of the way we used to make directory enquiries. The specific sequence in the show involved a list of telephone numbers that a mobile had received before … Continue reading

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Revenge of an “Incel”?

Involuntary Celibate Yesterday, a young man decided to drive a rented Ryder van down the sidewalk on Yonge Street in Toronto. Was this a terrorist attack? No. It was one person’s way to ‘punish’ the world. Last night, the CBC … Continue reading

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Revelation: Cosmic Timeline?

Scripture as Guideline There are several books of the Bible which are focused on future events: in the Old Testament, they are Ezekiel, Jeramiah, Isaiah and Daniel; in the New Testament, Revelation. Together they tell a story about what will … Continue reading

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