The rabbit curse of Oak Island

The previous post  [“Life on a little island” March 26, 2018]  reminded me of the times in the 1990s that I spent on Nova Scotia’s legendary Oak Island (shown above).  Here is my tongue-in-cheek story about one particular trip to that mysterious place.

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Life on a little island

One of the many recurring lessons of life I have found is the one that points out how little we know or understand of other people, of their personal experiences, struggles, accomplishments and thoughts.  This was again reflected in a series of published stories Continue reading “Life on a little island”

The great Vermeer hoax

The only “Han” I ever heard of was in the Star Wars films but I picked up two books about a man called Han van Megeren.  I started with  The Forger’s Spell — A true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the Twentieth Century.  Continue reading “The great Vermeer hoax”

Kidzact: Choreographing a better life

There was a time when the town of Yarmouth, situated at the far southern end of Nova Scotia, was a leader in teen pregnancy statistics, drunk driving, and youth getting into trouble in other ways.  Continue reading “Kidzact: Choreographing a better life”

Richard Lionheart looks into the future

What did he see?  We have a pretty good idea of it.  In January of 1191, the famous English crusader king from the Robin Hood stories, paused in southern Italy where he Continue reading “Richard Lionheart looks into the future”