Posts Tagged "Canada"

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The Thin Red Line

There are places in North America where you can stand in Canada and the US simultaneously. A massive, historic home straddles Stanstead, Quebec and Plain, Vermont, for example. You can enter the house from both countries.  Continue reading

I Am Canadian

When I make a complaint, if it’s not about the weather, I say “I’m sorry”. Most of my complaints are about the weather. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – As Good As It Gets

My maternal grandfather, who died when my Mom was ten years old, relied on rations during the Second World War. We recently found a ration coupon booklet with many of the little tickets still intact.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – The Hockey Series in the Shadow

All Canadians know about the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series in which the NHL proved its supremacy via Paul Henderson’s last minute goal. In 1974, the upstart WHA took on the Russians with a different outcome. The World Hockey Association was attempting to... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – I’ve Done 150 Before

Our country turns 150 this year but parts of it are much older than that. In fact, if you talk to Canada’s indigenous people, they’ll remind you that this sesquicentennial marks 150 years of colonialism, not confederation. But I digress.  Continue reading


Did you hear the new, updated Ontario anthem? Did you even know we had an unofficial, provincial anthem? It was a song from a movie and I remember learning it in school.  Continue reading

A Final Thought on Iceland and Traveling

If I had unlimited funds, and no need to work, I would travel, travel and travel. To me, travel means exploring and finding out where the locals spend their time. Avoiding tourist traps as much as possible. Visiting museums and... Continue reading

So, How Will You Vote?

I’ll never tell you who I vote for and I’ll never ask you that question. But this excruciatingly long federal election campaign will come to an end before we know it and it will be time to make a choice. Continue reading

Love Wins

I can only imagine how frustrated some backwards Americans are these days. And that thought makes me grin with glee. Continue reading

Prime Minister Trudeau

Failing some sort of unforeseen and major gaffe, Justin Trudeau will become Prime Minister of this country. I believe it and there’s a lot of evidence to back up the prediction that he’s on his way to the top job.  Continue reading