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House of Parliament, London, Great Britain

Why I love Great Britain by Jordan Peterson

The freedoms Britain granted the world are the most precious gift of all. We must preserve them – an important message from Jordan Peterson Jordan Peterson: In early December 2021 asked by a major British newspaper to write some words reflecting on my recent two-week visit to the UK. I had been invited, then disinvited, […]

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Wild Coyote

Wild Coyotes of Vancouver

Wild Coyotes co-exist with humans and share a one thousand acre natural habitat. A couple of nights ago I went to see Bikini Beach in Stanley Park, on the edge of the city of Vancouver. I like to walk the sand on low tide and witness the changes made recently by powerful winter storms. It […]

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An illustration of the Spanish establishment at Yuquot at the time of Quadra and Vancouver’s visit in 1792.

Yuquat: Nootka Crisis

John Webber‘s Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, c. 1788 In a race with other European nation states to establish colonies, since the 1490s Spain had claimed sovereignty over the Pacific coast of North and South America. The Spanish developed an empire that by the 16th century included much of South America, Central America and Mexico. […]

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Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest Mystic Forest was the name of this photo that inspired me to tell a story, to go with the image. How about comparing your life situation to that of climbing a mountain? Imagine that you have vast experience, the strength stamina and determination. Your objective is to reach the one crowning achievement of […]

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Snoopy as Joe Cool

Living in a Parallel Universe and Feeling Groovy

Feeling Groovy in the Parallel Universe Living in a Parallel Universe called the Couve (rhymes with Groove) and just as I wrote that word, I remembered one of the first black-light posters I ever owned, it was Snoopy dancing; “Feeling Groovy”. What a different world way back in the 1970’s, it was so fun and […]

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Climber on the Lotus Flower Tower

Lotus Flower Tower and The Cirque of the Unclimbables

Lotus Flower Tower Nahanni National Park Reserve Northwest Territories, Canada Lotus Flower Tower is the crown jewel of the Cirque of the Unclimbables and one fine night upon sunset, down on Bikini Beach in Vancouver BC, I met a man that had climbed the Lotus Flower Tower to the summit. This distinguished rock climber shared […]

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Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge under Construction

Vancouver Lions Gate Bridge sunset reflection in a tide pool, 2002 The Lions Gate Bridge, opened in 1938 and officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the District of […]

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Bikini Beach, Vancouver

Bikini Beach, Vancouver

One of the best kept secrets of the city of Vancouver is the the tiny beach at the entrance to Stanley Park, at the start of Lost Lagoon Drive, where the Pacific kisses the sandy log strewn shores. The beach, some say, earned her name because of it’s size, others say because it’s the best […]

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Ziggurat of Ur and the Plan of the Pope

BAGHADAD – Pope Francis is due to hold an inter-religious prayer service at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ur when he visits Iraq next week – an event local archeologists hope will draw renewed attention to the place revered as the birthplace of Abraham. (Source: Reuters) The father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Abraham is […]

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Mar-A-Lago — the Florida estate of Marjorie Merriwether Post, designed by Joseph Urban. Image courtesy of federal HABS—Historic American Buildings Survey in Florida project.

Mar-a-Lago the Winter Whitehouse

Mar-A-Lago — the Florida estate of Marjorie Merriwether Post, designed by Joseph Urban. Image courtesy of federal HABS—Historic American Buildings Survey in Florida project. Silicon Palms was incorporated in Florida on 9.9.99 and the first office was in Palm Beach County. Many times I have passed the gate of Mar a Lago but never entered, […]

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