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Was There Something in the Air That Year?

No Man’s Brother (1984) There I was, writing a book about furtrading in the Canadian North, and suddenly I realized I’d been pipped at the post. Obviously, these things happen, but it knocked the wind out of my literary sails. … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (VIII)

Chapter Eight Meanwhile, Pierre was dreaming, too. But his dream was not pleasant. In fact, he was having a nightmare about his close brush with death at the hands of his Mohawk capturers. Scenes of scalding, joint amputations, beatings and … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (III)

Chapter Three She was called Kijik, meaning ‘Sunshine’, by her abductors. Although her disposition was basically sunny, she didn’t always feel that way, especially these days. Sometimes her feelings were so passionate, and her moods so petulant, that she would … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (II)

Chapter Two Pierre felt relaxed. The water was lapping the sides of his canoe gently and the sound of his paddle dipping into the surface of the lake served to keep a steady beat for the sounds from the wilderness … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (a manuscript)

Chapter One The beaver house stood in the middle of the pond. No one was around. The snow lay in drifts on the bank of the pond as ice totally covered the water, except for a large slit which wasn’t … Continue reading

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An Example of a Past-Life Regression: Through My Eyes

My Verbatim Notes, Written After the Session [Before I begin, I want to explain a couple of things. Before undergoing this regression, I had read Pierre Radisson’s journals covering his Voyages a few years previously. And the SAM referred to … Continue reading

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Pierre-Esprit Radisson: Hero or Villain?

Explorer and Fur Trader I’m reading “Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson” again, for the first time since 1980. It takes a little while to get accustomed to the use of double letters, and mixed language words, that he wrote in … Continue reading

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The Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada started in London

Beaver House, Revisited   Recently I visited Hudson’s Bay’s Ancient home in the middle of London. Dangers of the wild, the strength of the gun Inspired the fur traders’ foreign forays: Searching for beaver pelts all of their days; Seeking … Continue reading

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