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Gone Home to Bobcaygeon

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:28am 7 Comments

Gordon Downie, front man for the seminal group The Tragically Hip, finally died of the brain cancer that was afflicting him. It was not before he led one final triumphant tour with the Hip and led the way for the rest of the country to come to terms with our treatment of indigenous peoples.

"The place of honor that Mr. Downie occupies in Canada’s national imagination has no parallel in the United States. Imagine Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Michael Stipe combined into one…

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What Went Wrong?

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 5:50am 7 Comments

     This is the end section of a much longer essay I wrote for the sadly missed Fictionique (later cross-posted to Open Salon) about what life was like for a hard news reporter/photographer. I put this up here for two reasons: It's been 10 years since I last walked out of the newsroom, five today since I formally retired; and it perhaps gives outsiders an insight into how it all fell to pieces over the last 25 years. "Flash, wind" was a constant that ran through the…

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The Haunted Beach

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 6:03am 9 Comments

SCOTTISH AT DIEPPE

Blazing Bloody Battle Of France Is Described

Sees Canadian Army Fight Hun
--Front page headline and subheads
Windsor Daily Star, Aug. 20, 1942



"No Essex officer returned. ... Out of 30 officers who lived together at Aldershot and previously, I am the only original. Others had been transferred or were shot down in France.... Lads say they are glad I…

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12th Street and Clairmount, July 23, 1967

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:30am 9 Comments

“Are we going to let these peckerwood motherfuckers

come down here any time they want and mess us around?”



                                                                     -- William Walter Scott III, 19,

                                                                    shouting from the rooftop of a car,

                                                                    just before he hurled a bottle…

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At 6:53am on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

I wasn't sure how to tell you about my response to your Open Call.   So I left it here.   

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Hi Boa! I am happy to see you here and on my friends list. It looks like OS has an alternative.  

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Bo, my friend, it is so good to see you in here with the rest of us from OS. You add class to whatever site you join and I am happy to be on your friend's list.

 
 
 

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