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The Day Canada’s Parliament Building Caught Fire

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (February 3, 1916) I was alerted to this historical event by a Reader’s Digest post on MSN. The fire started at 8:37 p.m. in the Centre Block near the House of Commons. Francis Glass, an MP from Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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So, What About the Man “Behind the Staircase”?

Michael Peterson (October 23, 1943) We are so quick to judge others, especially if they are ‘different’ from us. Michael Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife in 2003, although he maintains his innocence, to this very day. This chart … Continue reading

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The Use of Glass Mirrors Her Daughter, Picking Up the…

Pieces of Her (2022) At several levels this is not an easy film to watch. The idea that a young woman has lived her first 30 years in witness protection without knowing it does seem surprising, but her mother rarely … Continue reading

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The Mystical Marriage

The Nature of the Mystery is Love This is one post that would be better served if I just get out of the way and quote from Jesus and the Lost Goddess: It is easy with a book such as … Continue reading

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Make Yourself: At Home

Ikea Canada’s 2022 Slogan It’s a clever bit of advertising, this. Most of the time, we think the phrase means ‘settisville’ as Jed Clampett used to say, meaning ‘set yourself down and relax awhile’. Ikea’s meaning is different. Here’s another … Continue reading

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I Kid You Not: The Boys are the Clue…

The Stranger (2020) This is the second Netflix mini series that we’ve watched that was adapted from Harlan Coben’s books. I won’t go into the twists of turns of the plot, but needless to say it’s a good binge watch. … Continue reading

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When the Author Becomes the Avenging Angel

Harlan Coben (January 4, 1962) There aren’t many novels that can grab me from the first paragraph and keep me riveted to the final page. Harlan Coben‘s “Gone for Good” did that, over the weekend. Three days before her death, … Continue reading

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A Symbolic Rose: Gesture of Peace and Reconciliation

Mrs. Green, Reading, May 6, 1987 Years ago, when I was still young enough to be foolish and naive, I went to a medium, Mrs. Green. I thought that the reading was meant for me, alone. But instead, two others … Continue reading

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How John le Carré Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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The Story About Shakespeare’s “Second-Best” Bed

All Is True (2018) Anne Hathaway is an enigma to modern society. How could she tolerate her husband being away from Stratford-upon-Avon so much, when he was writing and producing plays in London? Was she really such a doormat, or … Continue reading

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