Category Archives: Geography

The Chinese Revolt

Capitalism and communism make strange bedfellows. In China at its present state, with the communist party in charge of the government and capitalist businesses driving the economy, strange bedfellows is the norm. That such a contradiction in systems could make … Continue reading

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Water Roads

“Well,” the tour guide explained to the aliens aboard the gondola, “We humans accidentally had the city of Venice sink beneath the waves. But before that happened, for a long time it sank slowly and we were treated to some … Continue reading

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Canada’s Cultural Prosaic

For those who don’t know, prosaic means boring. Canada has long been smug about its cultural mosaic. This differs from the American melting pot. Instead of people from different cultures changing to fit in, the official line in Canada is … Continue reading

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The 6 Basic Characters and the 5 Basic Settings

If you have delved into writing for any large degree you must have come across the idea (or the book) that there are seven basic plots. Now I am not going to tell you what these seven are (some have … Continue reading

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The Canadian Duel

(Showdown at the Number 12 Bus) There I was, embarking on the simple task of taking the number 12 bus. A crowd had built up as the bus pulled up and let out its passengers. That went orderly enough but … Continue reading

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A Perfect Storm of Groundhogs

For the purposes of this article I have used this list of prominent groundhog prognosticators. First of all I want to ignore the southern groundhogs. By 6 more weeks of winter, in my parts it means 6 more weeks of … Continue reading

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How India Could Field the Next Olympic Gold Medal Winning Ice Hockey Team

This is intended as a guide to how India can become the best country in the world at the sport of ice hockey. Firstly, India must struggle through the lower tiers of hockey since they would be just a beginner … Continue reading

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Change of Heart

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Don’t Cry for Venice

Well you can cry for Venice if you are a citizen of that fine city and it is completely submerged in a few years. But I, as a mere tourist with nothing of import in Venice, will not cry. Because … Continue reading

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I Come From a Long Line of Sons

When Quebec was being settled along the beautiful St. Lawrence River it was thought to be a shame to deny settlers the serenity of the might river. So the farms that were built were long farms, all with a small … Continue reading

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