THE COST OF WAR

With inflation running wild, prices skyrocketing, world-wide supply chains in disarray, climate calamities an every day occurrence, agricultural output sagging, investment markets in a tail-spin and Vlad (the impaler) Pootine’s war in the U-Crane still raging, the average person is feeling the financial squeeze.  In fact, the only people with a reason to smile are …

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BAN THOSE PLANES!

When you start comparing ‘apples and oranges’, most people view this as a sign that your argument is on shaky ground.   Apparently most people doesn’t include a few elected Publicans in ‘Murica, especially when it comes to defending guns for everyone.  House minority whipper Stevie (the Wonder) Scaldmeez says ‘Muricans didn’t ban planes when they …

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THE LIGHT THROUGH THE LEAVES BY GLENDY VANDERAH

THE LIGHT THROUGH THE LEAVES BY GLENDY VANDERAH, Lake Union Publishing, 2021 – Here’s a story about one of the more chilling parental nightmares – a baby abduction.   Ellis has just seen her husband with another woman.  She takes her children to a forested park area where her twins begin fighting and she’s so distraught …

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OPERATION ANGUS BY TERRY FALLIS

Operation Angus by Terry Fallis, McClelland & Stewart, 2021 – Although this is my first foray into the Fallis’ opus, Operation Angus is the third story involving an unlikely set of characters.  Angus McLintock is the Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Prescott, Minister of State for International Relations and a former professor of mechanical engineering.  The …

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STORYTELLER – THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF ROALD DAHL

Storyteller – The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock, Harper Press, 2010 – Roald Dahl once boasted that children all over the world would invite him into their houses for a cup of tea.  With 250 million copies of his books sold, he remains one of the best selling children’s authors in the …

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JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA IN THE MOVIES

Jane Austen’s Emma – 1996 & 2020 After ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’ is possibly the most popular of Jane Austen’s novels and there have been several cinematic versions for those who enjoy viewing to reading.  If you’re like my DDD and dismiss Austen as a novelist whose sole preoccupation is having her characters married off, …

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