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It Started with One Man…

A New Form of Protest Recently, one of the other administrators of Fountain International’s Facebook page posted this image from last January. It has had a lot of interest paid to it, in the form of ‘likes’ and other reactions. … Continue reading

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How They Got It (Mostly) Right

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaborated on a rock opera concept album in 1970. Then it was staged in the West End of London, and, later, Broadway in New York. The story was intended to … Continue reading

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My Life in Vancouver – 1975-1977

Christmas 1975 East 11th Avenue, near Commercial Drive. (Original painting from Eaton’s) After March 1976 (Wings at the Speed of Sound release) Victoria & 5th Avenue. (My famous stereo/turntable behind me) Spring 1977 Same place, in the kitchen, one year … Continue reading

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Charlemagne: Europe’s King Arthur?

The Last Time France and Germany were United The European Union (created by the¬†Treaty of Rome¬†in 1957) is not a new concept. Charlemagne got there first. But he achieved the union through timely alliances, actual battles, and some very astute … Continue reading

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Miller Family Reunion – 11 Years On

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DNA: It’s All Relative

ancestryDNA When I heard that my sister, Anne, was contemplating having her DNA tested, I started to consider doing the same. The main reason for doing so was to discover who our maternal grandfather is. As my three sisters and … Continue reading

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Where We Were Married 8 Years Ago

St James-on-the-Lines, Penetanguishine, Ontario The Union Jack still flies there. Eight years ago, this very minute. My son, Derek (to my right), doesn’t seem to know where to look. Susan’s daughter, Tracy (to her left), has no such problem. Our … Continue reading

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