The Mayan Triangle – time for an apology and understanding

Protecting the border, caravans, criminals and sovereignty. Most of this obtuse rhetoric targets people from three countries; Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. *It should be noted that for decades, US…

Canada Day 2020… eh?*

Canada’s complicated history July 1 – Canada’s birthday. Appropriately, there are no parades this year. We are hiding covidly. Not just in the country, but regionally, for Canada is not…

Hiding Covidly

A 17-point guide to the new game of Hiding Covidly This is a historic game. You are a virus. Survive. This game requires stealth, evolution, politics, inequality and indifference. Good…

Nova Scotia (Acadie) & Cape Breton – a Cultural Tapestry

Located on Canada’s Atlantic coast, ‘New Scotland’ consists principally of a long thin, peninsula and culturally distinct Cape Breton Island to the North East. Peggy’s Cove iconic lighthouse Nova Scotia…

Alberta Election – a positive future

2019 Provincial General Election Election day is Tuesday April 16, 2019 I have deep Alberta roots. Genuinely – but this does not preclude other voices. My great-grandparents homesteaded in this…

Banff today: Visiting the heart of the Canadian Rockies

Banff and Region Today The actual Townsite of Banff – as differentiated from the National Park – is one of a few rare municipalities inside a protected, and nationally managed…

Banff – the birthplace of Canada’s Parks & Modern Tourism

“If we can’t export the scenery, we’ll have to import the tourists.” William Cornelius Van Horne, General Manager and subsequent President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1880’s Banff National Park,…

$10 Canadian – Empires, Resistance & Slavery

The new Canadian $10 bill has been released and it is visually impressive. It is of course plastic, see-through and has a woman’s face on one side. Canadians are accustomed…

Iceland – The Land of Ice & Fire

Þetta reddast (it will all work out) Hence, ‘Land of Ice’  Magic. Elves, hidden people, real people… Iceland has to be one of the most special, yet accessible places on…

Cape Cod – New England’s Historic Playground

Welcome to the Cape I have now been coming to New England and Cape Cod on tour for four years, so just for fun I have just done a ‘Cape…

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