Category Archives: history

In No Man’s Land

A Nomadic Life We have a great heritage here in Canada, National and Provincial Parks. They are spaces reserved for mankind, where, for a price, you can commune with nature. And a lot of people pack up the kids and … Continue reading

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Escape!

Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson I just finished the first voyage, which ends with his escape from a Mohawk tribe near Schenectady, New York. As is his want, Radisson states the date and time of his departure. Did he know … Continue reading

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Pierre-Esprit Radisson: Hero or Villain?

Explorer and Fur Trader I’m reading “Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson” again, for the first time since 1980. It takes a little while to get accustomed to the use of double letters, and mixed language words, that he wrote in … Continue reading

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Colin Bloy

International Man of History I had the impression last night, after I thought what I might write today, that Colin likes my allusion to Austen Powers: International Man of Mystery, as he had a real life role as a spiritual … Continue reading

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The Rosy Cross

My daughter, Amy, attempted to recreate the drawing I had been previously given as a symbol of my spiritual lineage. The roses should have been a bud, a primrose and a fully mature one. But she has captured the essence … Continue reading

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Uncivil War

The tiki torch parade on the eve of the Charlottesville, Virginia protest march was nothing short of a visual provocation. There can be no other explanation. The organizers knew that it would inflame the “Alt” Left and bring out an … Continue reading

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Dunkirk Spirit: Churchill’s Speech

This speech was recorded by the BBC after it was given in the British Parliament on the 4th of June 1940. As a resumé of the battle and the evacuation, it is a history lesson for the ages. Churchill’s speech … Continue reading

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