Category Archives: history

Question Everything

At the end of his lecture, Dr. Irwin approached Allen. “Mr. Milo, do have a minute?” Allen Milo and Dr. Irwin stepped aside. “Sure,” said Allen Milo. Dr. Irwin held up a paper. “I just want to confirm this is … Continue reading

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Communicating Across The Generational Divide

  Holly watched her daughter Megan burst into the living room. She landed on the couch and produced a sound Holly knew well. Teenaged angst. It was followed by a long, weary sigh. The entire time Megan clicked away on … Continue reading

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Canadian History and Other Obscure Cultural References

The main branch of the Hamilton Public Library was a frenzy of activity. It was Susan’s first trip downtown since starting at McMaster University. She scanned the main floor lobby for the information desk. She slipped past rows of computers … Continue reading

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The Homework Assignment

Holly watched her daughter Megan burst into the living room. She landed on the couch and produced a sound Holly knew well. Teenaged angst. It was followed by a long, weary sigh. The entire time Megan clicked away on her … Continue reading

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When Historians Tease Each Other

The main branch of the Hamilton Public Library was a frenzy of activity. It was Susan’s first trip downtown since starting at McMaster University. She scanned the main floor lobby for the information desk. She slipped past rows of computers … Continue reading

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Contentment before thanksgiving

I recently saw a TV commentator who encouraged people to pause and give thanks, especially when we consider those less fortunate. That’s not the first time I’ve heard someone phrase thankfulness that way. It makes me wonder why we need … Continue reading

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The total writing experience

I need to make a confession. My passion for writing moves beyond the simple need to express my thoughts and stories. I love the act of writing. There is something magical about putting pen to paper and leaving a trail … Continue reading

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