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Welcome to the blog page of my website. This is where I tell you about the latest happenings in my writing life and express my opinions on things going on in the world of Canadian writing, arts and politics. I’ve been blogging since 2004 and have created an index to the posts that have stood the test of time, which you can access by clicking HERE.

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David Walsh and the Bre-X saga

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

The Matthew McConaughey movie Gold is said to be “inspired by actual events.” Here’s the story on which the movie is based.

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Why does Canada Border Services have no pre-clearance locations in the United States?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Travel | 0 comments

The Americans make things easy for travellers flying from Canada to the United States. Canada should reciprocate but it doesn’t.

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Why I will never be a Microsoft customer again

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Computers | 0 comments

The Microsoft people wouldn’t help me get my copy of Office working in macOS Sierra. So I found a workaround; I started using Apple’s applications instead.

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Quotable quotes from Brief Encounters

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Celebrities | 0 comments

I recall selected quotes from celebrities I interviewed during the years I worked as an arts and entertainment reporter.

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Fake news? How about irrelevant news?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Social media | 0 comments

Fake news is nothing more than a passing distraction. Irrelevant news is a more serious problem because an uninformed press makes for an uninformed public.

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