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Neale Donald Walsch: Devil’s Advocate?

The New Revelations This is the fifth book by Neale Donald Walsch that I’ve read, and I suspect it will be the last. It’s not that I don’t appreciate his message, because I do, it’s just that his method of … Continue reading

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Justice: Does It Exist Anymore?

Lady Justice without a blindfold I was reading a novel this week which raised some very serious questions about the legal system in Canada. The premise of the story was that some senior members of the judicial system in Ontario … Continue reading

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I’m an Anglophile from “Way Back When”

Roy of the Rovers Our Uncle Keith went to England with his family in 1960. He was working for Macmillan Publishers. That didn’t affect me, as a ten-year-old, until he started to send presents back home to me, the first … 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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Is Smiley (Somewhat) Based on Intrepid?

When asked who he based George Smiley‘s character on, John le CarrĂ© states that he is an amalgam of several people. And for a long time, I accepted that response on face value. Now I’m beginning to wonder…

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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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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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