The subtitle of this post should be “Travelling in (EXPLETIVE DELETED) England.” I like England, so let me explain. As you may know, while recovering from a recent concussion, I tried to avoid much visual and mental stimulation by quietly listening to Continue reading “A bridge to another reality”
William Alexander had a startling idea. The year was 1620, the Puritan pilgrims were just then arriving in what was going to be “New England,” while Champlain had a little settlement in Quebec that was grandiosely called “New France.” In between these Continue reading “The struggle of the first Nova Scotian”
The war in Britain against Hitler was won by many, but especially by two remarkable voices: that of Winston Churchill and that of Vera Lynn. Both voices reminded Britons that in those very dark times they possessed resources of courage and hope. Continue reading “We’ll meet again, Vera Lynn”
I am recovering nicely from my concussion accident seven weeks ago, but I still have to limit my screen time. Since this is Mental Health Week across Canada, I have reprinted a piece published here on November 3, 2017.
The large and serious man, who easily would have outweighed me, showed no sign of playing a joke on me, and there were few customers around us. Previous to this time, I Continue reading “A blog reprint for Mental Health Week”
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.
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”
There seems to be so much “fake news” these days, one hardly knows what to believe from the regular media, social media, or the talk in the town. I think back to something a skilled teacher once taught me about “truth.” Continue reading “Fake news and physics”