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Jan.01.2011
Northern Ontario and Canada’s Caribbean are as far apart in reputation as in distance, but they’ve been my home. Seven months of winter or of rain, I  made peace with my environment by taking Ortega y Gassett’s advice: “Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will tell you who you are.” The...
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Dec.23.2010
Moonscape to Paradise and Back?           Canada is known for its sea-to-sea-to-sea pristine, jaw-dropping scenery, but one place has been a national joke since World War One: the moonscape around Sudbury, the Nickel Capital. At the opposite end of the country, both geographically and...
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Sep.17.2009
Mike Orenduff came honestly to a love for the American Southwest, growing up so close to the Rio Grande that he could "Frisbee a flour tortilla into Mexico." The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagorus is an homage to Albuquerque (Duke City) and to the wondrous state of New Mexico, the Land of...
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Aug.13.2009
Say the word "hero" and people think of Churchill, Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa. But this Canadian and a majority of the rest of us a few years ago wrote in "Tommy Douglas" as the great Canadian of all time. Outside of this country, few would recognize the name...
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