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Deep Thoughts from The North and More Serious Materials

December 2020

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November 2020

Well its the strange season in the US - a time of hope, fear and worry...

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October 2020

This month I turn 70 and am trying to keep up with developments, despite the total insanity all around me.. I am reminded of Oliver Sach's statement" “The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.”

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September 2020

After a long lock-down, what in the world is going on ?

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August 2020

As C-19 continues to devastate the world, musing. ideas and satire.

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July 2020

Warm, wine, sunny and still experiencing the challenge of COVID-19. Stay well everyone and smile - read the notes here.

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June 2020

Lock-down ending and gardens are growing. Still, the world continues to provide strangeness...

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May 2020

More lock-down time and more peak COVIDIOCY around the world. Keeping an eye on developments.

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April 2020

Housebound, writing focused and looking for light at the end of COVID-TUNNEL, this is a space for insight and humour.

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March 2020

Getting warmer with travel to South Africa and Arizona. But what is happening?

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February 2020

The extremely cold month has gone and now its just very cold. But things are happening...

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January 2020

A new decade, new opportunities and a new year. What wonders will there be?

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December 2019

The last month of an eventual year. What is happening around the world? What differences are being made?

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November 2019

November (aka as the start of winter) is here...but what is happening around the world?

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October 2019

October 4th Let’s take a quick walk around the world and see what is happening.. One of the few people not asked to investigate the Biden’s was Kim Jong-Un – he was too busy building and testing ballistic missiles and... Continue Reading →

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September 2019

Whatever happened to summer? Back to work, travel and writing.

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AUGUST 2019

This could well be summer in Alberta, but I am writing, teaching and reading...but about what?

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July 2019

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June 2019

June 1st What Have I Learned? I met with some students yesterday - high school students I had worked with in Banff who were reporting on their amazing work demonstrating their sense of agency. One asked me "what had taken... Continue Reading →

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December 2016

Alan Bennet, The Queen, Donald Trump, Benjamin Britten, Queen Victoria and others....

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