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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Unrest in Turkey cripples tourism

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Terrorism, Travel, Vacations | 0 comments

After visiting Turkey and several European countries during a Mediterranean cruise in March, we made notes of several places that we’d like to revisit. Now we’re not so sure.

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The Hoare who cooked

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Jean Hoare gained a national reputation with the home cooking she served at her small restaurant in rural Alberta.

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What to do if a bear attacks

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

You won’t find this advice in a Parks Canada brochure

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Our front yard, then and now

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Brian's Blog, Landscaping | 0 comments

Perennials are the way to go when it comes to sustainable landscaping.

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Blog posts index

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

My posts from 2004 to the present day

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