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BRITISH HOME CHILD DAY

September 28 is the annual British Home Child Day in Ontario as established by a bill passed in the Provincial Legislature one year ago. Preamble to the Bill states that, “Between 1869 and the late 1940s, during the child emigration … Continue reading

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RED SHOE PUB, MABOU, NOVA SCOTIA

The Red Shoe Pub, owned by the famous Rankin sisters on Cape Breton Island,  has apparently become victim of yet another crime. Someone has walked off with last remaining eponymous wooden red shoe from the front window. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/05/cape-bretons-famous-red-show-pub-mulling-what-to-do-after-titular-shoe-stolen/ Two years … Continue reading

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THE FLY

Checking out the macro capabilities of my new D800 camera with flies which abound in this drought stricken year in my backyard. Upside is that with the lack of available water to breed in, I have yet to see a … Continue reading

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FOMENT

DANIEL RICHARDSEN Daniel Richardsen is a talented and ambitious young man who also happens to be a good friend of mine. This week he launched a new literary review magazine, FOMENT, which has received the attention of two of Canada’s … Continue reading

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DIAMOND JUBILEE

It’s a go!!! Today, June 5,  is the 68th anniversary of  D-Day. Well, not exactly. June 5th was the scheduled date but bad weather over the channel forced a delay. Meteorologists predicted a brief window of relative calm for the … Continue reading

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PRESQU’ISLE……AGAIN

Our four day birding extravaganza across the length and breadth of southern Ontario was winding down. Traveling back towards eastern Ontario, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a revisit of Presqu’isle Provincial Park on Lake Ontario. Still not much … Continue reading

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APOLOGY

Sincere apologies for the lack of posts over the past two months. I have been dealing with a major medical setback from which I expect a full recovery in the coming months. I have some trips planned for later this … Continue reading

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NEW BLACK & WHITE FILTER

Have recently acquired some new software, Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2, to convert colour images to black and white.  Basically experimenting with the format, but process does definitely have potential. Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery, London Corgarff Castle, Strathdon, Scotland

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DAMBISA MOYO

Dambisa Moyo came to town as part of the Ottawa Writer’s Festival.  Controversial author of “Dead Aid…..Why aid is not working for Africa” and her most recent effort, “How the West Was Lost”. Highly intelligent and articulate, she spoke before … Continue reading

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WINTERLUDE

Scenes from this year’s Ottawa Winterlude festival. The festival is centered on the Rideau Canal which in winter becomes the world’s longest skating rink. Fifth Avenue entry point. Fun for the whole family!! Beaver tails….Canadian cuisine at its best!! Lost … Continue reading

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