Category Archives: history

One Hundred Years Ago

The Last Man Killed in the Great War His name was Henry Nicholas Gunther: he died at 10:59 am on November 11, 1918. The Second Last Man was a Canadian His name was George Lawrence Price: he died at 10:58 … Continue reading

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Twenty-Nine Years Ago, Today

Fall of the Berlin Wall   One comment: the Tide of History was overwhelming…

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Question: What’s the MacGuffin?

Answer: The Maltese Falcon Alfred Hitchcock is the master of the MacGuffin. It’s a plot device that carries the story along, but really is of no interest to the viewer. From Wikipedia: “It might be a Scottish name, taken from … Continue reading

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More Scheer Hypocrisy

Calls for an Apology Last night’s CBC news program The National had a lot of political stories, but one segment made me sit up and say, “What!?” That sequence was about the resolution to an issue that was raised by … Continue reading

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US Constitution: Checks & Balances

Midterm Elections Most midterm elections are a referendum on the power and popularity of the President. Donald Trump knew this, so he made it all about him (as usual). He went all-out to support Republican Senate candidates and he ignored … Continue reading

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Just Add a Pinch of Blonde Rice

The Front Runner First of all, I have not seen this movie. That said, I remember the scandal that brewed around Gary Hart’s run for the Democratic Presidential Candidacy of 1987-8. In America, the term ‘ladies man’ took on a … Continue reading

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Hiawatha: Fact or Fiction?

The Song of Hiawatha This is how I first read about Hiawatha, through the Classics Illustrated comic book. Like Last of the Mohicans I presumed he was a literary character only. I was wrong. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly when … Continue reading

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