Tag Archives: Canadian

And Tell You What I Feel About You

I Just Wanna Stop (1978) When I think about those nights in MontrealI get the sweetest thoughts of you and meMemories of love above the city lightsOooo, I’ve tried so hard to take itBut alone my heart won’t make it … Continue reading

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I Want to Close My Eyes and Hide

Sometimes When We Touch (1977) You ask me if I love youAnd I choke on my replyI’d rather hurt you honestlyThan mislead you with a lieAnd who am I to judge youIn what you say or doI’m only just beginningTo … Continue reading

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Canadian, and Proud of It!

Drama, Canadian Style (from The Book of Unusual Knowledge) Most people know that William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers are Canadian. In fact, Canada has long been a great source of actors and entertainers, as this list shows. … Continue reading

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A Canadian Prince of Players Died Today

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021) It took a long time before his quality performances were recognized by an industry who prefers youth over experience, beauty over substance. But in the end Christopher Plummer was seen as … Continue reading

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Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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Different Commercials: Same Actress

Heart to Home Meals Seasons Retirement Communities (No doubt these are Canadian television commercials, and the actress [Eleanor?] may be related to someone in the industry, but there’s no mistaking her personality.) She reminds me of my Mom when she … Continue reading

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Old Maple Syrup

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Results of the 2019 Canadian Horse Race

Who was first past the post? In 2015, Justin Trudeau made a campaign pledge to change the electoral system to one that was PR (proportional representation). Then he changed his mind. Now we can see why. There’s something about being … Continue reading

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Anachronism: Ahead by a Century

Anne with an “E” (Season 3) The opening theme song, by The Tragically Hip, should have been a clue from the very beginning of this series. We are being taken down a dark path of this nation’s past, with story … Continue reading

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The Canadian Political Spectrum

Political Parties 2019 Election It’s a tough question, but somebody has to ask it: where are you on this chart? And, before you answer, think about the implications of what ‘far right’ and ‘far left’ mean when we speak those … Continue reading

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