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Dennis

The Tale of Two Toms

Thomas Meagher Sr. It sucked to be under English dominance. English laws were built to destroy Irish culture and assimilate the population into English society while at the same time keeping the Irish poor, uneducated, and oppressed. (Sadly, this sounds strikingly similar to the philosophy behind the Canadian residential school

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Good Stories
Dennis

Arve Wilkinson: The First 100 Years (Part 1)

My Grandpa continues to hold back the ravages of time. At the writing of this book, the dials that mark his earthly sojourn have exceeded the century mark. At one-hundred-and-one, his mind is still sharp and his memories strong. Saba, as he is lovingly called, has always been an excellent

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Movie Reviews
Dennis

Raya — Good News or Garbage?

We find ourselves in a splintered and divided world full of violence and mistrust. The evil Druin created by the brokenness of humanity turns everything beautiful to dust and stone. Life is struggle and war. Trusting another is a fool hearty endeavour. Survival means breaking into factions; reality is “us

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Book Reviews
Dennis

Mami My Grandmothers Journey

My head is down. I’m frantically scratching something in my journal. I’ve had a good thought; desperately, I try to get it down before it leaves my mind—words on paper it’s a compulsion for me. So I do it religiously every morning, on a bench, on the seawall, in Vancouver.

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Vacation Destinations
Dennis

Vancouver to Steveston on Bikes

We took advantage of the long weekend, jumped on our bikes, and blasted over to Steveston. Harry’s AirBnB was perfect and so was our epic fun family adventure! Someday when the pandemic ends our travels will take us farther a foot but for now these little trips will have to

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