Monthly Archives: November 2011

BOB FOWLER

On Remembrance Day evening, I attended a memorable debate on the future role of Canada’s military in a post Afghanistan world which was co-sponsored by the MacDonald-Laurier Institute and the Free Thinking Film Society. Michael Bliss moderated the articulate, passionate … Continue reading

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NIALL FERGUSON

Erudite, controversial, and best selling author Niall Ferguson made an appearance at the Ottawa Writers Festival last night. A riveting speaker, he kept a packed church hall entertained throughout the evening with insights and observations on the last five hundred … Continue reading

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AVE ATQUE VALE

“Remember, remember the fifth of November! For twas gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason, Should ever be forgot!!!” Yesterday, the fifth of November, was Guy Fawkes day which is celebrated the length and breadth of … Continue reading

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DINING OUT IN CHAMONIX

…or chasing Euro Trash with trashed euros!! Having successfully mastered the intricacies of shopping for basic food supplies in the local Super U in Les Houches, it was soon time to venture further afield and sample the dining in Chamonix … Continue reading

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LAST HIKE…..LEVANCHER VILLAGE!

Oct 13.  Weather looks good and clear. We decide on one last hike around the village of Levancher up past Chamonix toward the head of the valley. First, it’s a quick stop in Chamonix at the Office du Tourisme to … Continue reading

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