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Lyle Elmgren commented on marilyn sands's blog post "THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE YOU'LL NEVER SEE"! Satirically Scripted
"Ha ha. It's so sad that these candidates are the best choices the two main parties could come up with. The media coverage is most tiresome and sickening. Can't wait for it to be over. But wait, there will be another election in four years…"
Oct 16, 2016
Lyle Elmgren commented on Ted Frier's blog post Donald Trump and the Status Quo of White Male Privilege
"Well said. Surely there are enough sane Americans to keep a nut case like Trump out of the White House."
Oct 16, 2016
Arthur James commented on Lyle Elmgren's blog post Prairie Grit
"` Niece? No. A Nice Read. I share Post. It's not rancid. I saw You @ alsoknowsas. ` I share with VAMC Chinese MD., A Real Nice Physician, and a Curator at the ` Fed' Gettysburg Museum. ` I glad I no just went Home to sulk and…"
Jun 28, 2016
Lyle Elmgren commented on alsoknownas's blog post Squished
"Too much excitement! You better have a rest for a few days.  R & L.  "
Jun 28, 2016
Lyle Elmgren commented on Anna Herrington's blog post Celebrating St. Pat's Day at Our House
"Happy St. Patrick's Day to you."
Mar 17, 2016
Lyle Elmgren commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Late on a Stormy Sunday Night - Two Germans: Angela Merkel and Refugees, Thomas Bach and Terrorism Forty Years On
"I agree with you that the Media has become a social disease. If they can't find a bizarre story to sensationalize they make one up or dredge one up from the past."
Dec 14, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Sunday Morning Coming Down – “Acts of War,” Some Reality Checks to Bring Paris in Perspective
"The free advertising provided by the 'News Hungry' Media only helps the terrorists. Before the Paris attack, CNN was running out of news. They had to dredge up a shooting from two years ago as Breaking News."
Nov 15, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Margaret Feike's blog post Syncope
"Lucky for you there were no tornados or flash floods. Have a good remaining summer."
Aug 17, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Tennessee Pastor Blames Liberals for Banning the Stoning of Gays
"It is often embarrassing to be considered a member of the human race."
Aug 17, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Myriad's blog post IN HIS OWN WORDS - Skypixie and the forest fire
"Thanks for the update. I hear Oliver BC is also having fires. There is TV coverage."
Aug 17, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post 1993: August 6th, Hiroshima and an Unspoken Secret
"Interesting. Prejudice and bigotry exists in every culture. It is related to greed and one-up-man ship."
Aug 7, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Sunday Morning Coming Down – The Voices Inside my Head
"Any project is like an overload when one is feeling down. Good job. I am recovering from an operation and my energy level is low, as are my spirits. I know what you have been feeling."
Jul 8, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Margaret Feike's blog post Movie Review: Jurassic World
"Teenage girls can be monsters, and loud.  Good review of movie experiences today."
Jul 7, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Late Night Swimmer Becomes First Alligator Death In Texas
"Yet more contestants for the Darwin Awards. "
Jul 6, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Researchers Lose Radio Frequencies Used to Track Wildlife
"These are more interesting than The Donald blurts."
Jul 4, 2015
Lyle Elmgren commented on Kenneth Sibbett's blog post Update from the Other Side
"Wishing you the best of luck in your valiant battle. Never give up."
Jul 4, 2015

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Economist, history buff, editor, author, parent, grandparent, a Silver Life Master at duplicate bridge, a former competitive dancer and dance teacher, movie lover, lifelong learner. My friends call me "Encyclopedia Elmgrenica." Learning hurts me not. "The constant happiness is curiosity" - (Alice Munro)

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Prairie Grit

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 10:01am 6 Comments

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage. To know who we are and where we came from … "  Alex Haley,  Roots (1976)

As a young farm lad growing up on the Canadian prairies, I looked forward to visits from my grandfather. He was a good storyteller, with a sense of humour and a caring way.

The known ancestors of Alfred Nathaniel Elmgren were  farmers in the Elmsboda parish of Sweden and they were of the Lutheran faith. His parents emigrated to…


A Canadian Writer's Journey

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:45pm 12 Comments

A Canadian Writer's Journey

Since 1981 the Saskatoon Public Library has had a writer in residence program. The 32nd incumbent is David Poulsen. Among the many accomplished writers in residence from the past are Yann Martel, the author of the Life of Pi, and his wife Alice Kuipers. They have lived in Saskatoon for the past ten years. 

Throughout his diverse career David Poulsen has been a teacher, an actor, a rodeo clown, a rodeo broadcaster(this will be his 27th year at the…


Enchanted by Quotations

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 10:23am 2 Comments

Quotes have always held a fascination for me. As a young lad growing up on a farm in a sparsely populated region of Saskatchewan, I could hardly wait for the monthly Reader's Digest to arrive. The magazine contained many concise and pithy aphorisms and sayings which I savoured. 

In 1980, I read the 22,500 quotes in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. This book was first published in 1855 by John Bartlett. The collection is culled and updated about ever ten years. The 2012 version…


Quotes on Writing

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:57am 6 Comments

I have a lust for writing. It's almost orgasmic. But wait, there's something running down my leg. Perhaps its ink?

Since posting my first article on a writing site in 2012,  I have become real keen on learning how to write better. One of the many things I have done to improve my writing has been to read insightful quotes about the craft of writing. This has been an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.  A few of my favourite quotes  on writers and writing…


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At 11:07am on March 15, 2015, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Hi Emily~~Imagine seeing you hear~hah~I haven't written anything in ages. Time to get to work and start writing again~ 

At 10:56am on March 15, 2015, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Thanks for friending me Lyle. I hope everyone comes over from OS. Lorraine has done a great job with Our Salon. Have a good one~~

At 3:55pm on March 13, 2015, clay ball said…

Thank you, Lyle!  So happy to see you here!   :)

At 8:32pm on March 29, 2013, Romantic Poetess said…

Hi Lyle,

Thanks for your comment on my poem. I will start reading your posts.


At 7:37am on December 23, 2012, Phyllis said…

Lyle, thank you! My posts are usually me trying to make sense out of my life, and I'm glad if they ring true for other people, too. It helps me to feel less alone. I love this blogging community. I feel a part of something again. I'm glad you've joined us.

At 7:55am on December 19, 2012, designanator said…
Hi Lyle, likewise, I'm still on Open Salon, too! Thanks for adding me as a friend today!!
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