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ST. DAVID’S DAY

Happy St. David’s Day to all my Welsh friends. KAYAKS ON LAKE VYRNWY HIKING MEMORIES OF WALES CHIRK CASTLE GARDENS, WELSH MARCHES

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WORLD HIJAB DAY

Remembering Aqsa. Gone but not forgotten. AQSA PARVEZ MEMORIAL, PELHAM, ONTARIO

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. YAD VASHEM CATTLE CAR MEMORIAL, JERUSALEM

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ROBBIE BURNS DAY

Happy Robbie Burns day to all my Scottish friends. HAGGIS ADDRESS HIGHLAND DANCER IN FULL FLING

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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.  Stoning … Continue reading

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DAVEY TREE CALENDAR 2019

The Davey Tree company, established 1880 and North America’s oldest and largest tree service company, has just released their 2019 promotional calendar, “The Trees of Davey“. The calendar presents a spectacular display of 12 remarkable trees throughout North America currently … Continue reading

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SPITFIRE

Sad news out of Yellowstone today. Wolf 926F, otherwise known as “Spitfire” of the Lamar valley pack, was shot outside the perimeter of the park.   This incident recalls my encounter with a member of the pack during my last visit … Continue reading

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BOSOX WIN!!

Last night, the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in Los Angeles. Congratulations to the BoSox!! They are a talented team that will be contending for years to come.  However, I’m a little disappointed as I was hoping … Continue reading

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DONALD STOVEL MACDONALD

Donald MacDonald, one of Canada’s senior statesmen, has passed. Mr. MacDonald was my High Commissioner during my posting to London.  CAMBRIDGE ICE HOCKEY REUNION End of an era in more ways than one. MacDonald, a prominent Liberal politician, who had … Continue reading

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FALL CRUISE

I participated in a fall cruise from Montreal to Boston with stops along the St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New England.  MS ROTTERDAM Our ship was the MS Rotterdam of the Holland America Line. VIEW OF MONTREAL … Continue reading

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