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GLEBE ART TOUR

  The Glebe Art in Our Gardens & Studio Tour is back after a two year pandemic break!!  Once again I will be participating  in this event which has rapidly become a fixture of the summer season here in central … Continue reading

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BORIS BECKER

Game, Set and Match! Boris Becker, a two time Wimbledon champion, will serve the next two and one half years as a guest of Her Majesty the Queen in Pentonville prison after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud for failure to … Continue reading

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WORLD’S LONGEST SKATING RINK

The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The canal was constructed between 1826-31 as a military bypass of the St. Lawrence River to connect Ottawa with the city of Kingston on Lake Ontario via a more defensible inland … Continue reading

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AEROFLOT

As part of the sanctions invoked by the British government against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, has been the banning of Aeroflot.  Similarily, Delta Airlines in the US has ended its partnership with the Russian airline.  It’s about time!! … Continue reading

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OTTAWA FREEDOM CONVOY

  Happy Saint Valentine’s Day and welcome to Dieseldorf, Honkistan, Truckistan   (Formerly known as Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). The Freedom Convoy that has descended on the nation’s capital has attracted world attention.  Below are pics of the general protest scene on … Continue reading

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FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN

Today is the 26th of  December, or Boxing Day throughout most of the Anglosphere.  It is also celebrated as the Feast of St. Stephen in many Christian jurisdictions and features prominently in my favourite Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.  Stephen was … Continue reading

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PEARL HARBOR

“December the seventh, 1941…..a date that will live in infamy”                                                             Franklin … Continue reading

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PRETORIA BRIDGE

PRETORIA BRIDGE AT NIGHT, OTTAWA   Rossmann Architecture Inc. of Gatineau, QuebeC has acquired a metal copy of my Pretoria Bridge as a donation  to a Silent Auction in support of Counselling and Family Services Ottawa held through ARIDO (Association … Continue reading

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REMBERANCE DAY 2021

  Canadian War Memorial, Green Park, London

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HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY

Happy Columbus Day to all those in the United States observing the national holiday. As dozens of Columbus statues fall victim to mob violence, I thought I would present a challenge to all the social justice warriors out there in … Continue reading

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