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Our hearts bleed for Indigenous communities. How much longer will they have to suffer?

Is it a coincidence that I started reading Five Little Indians by Michelle Good the same week we read in the newspapers about the discovery of a mass grave containing 215 bodies of Indigenous children in Kamloops, B.C.? Governments at all levels as well as the Catholic church (although it wasn’t only Catholic churches that ran residential schools) have a lot to answer for. It’s hard…

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Monty Python’s John Cleese shows us an easier way to unleash our creativity

A few years ago I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, which was considered the benchmark for understanding and releasing your creativity. It’s a brilliant book with an abundance of suggestions and inspiration for uncovering and channelling your creative energy. Cameron encourages us to spend a few minutes each day hand-writing in a notebook our “Morning Pages”—daily thoughts and random mental meanderings designed to help…

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Here’s your chance to show your support for a struggling writer . . . ME!

Last December, I self-published my third book, We’re Not Dead Yet!, a light-hearted look at baby boomer lifestyle, fashion, current events and other issues that strike a chord with boomers.  The book is a series of easy-to-read essays and observations that will resonate with our age group and remind other generations that we’re still in the game. Self-published authors need all the help we can get…

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The Ratline, The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive is fascinating, shocking, and suspenseful

Under prolonged lockdown, I’ve been reading more books than I can possibly review on BoomerBroadcast, but this one is definitely worth recommending. History buffs will enjoy reading The Ratline, The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive by Philippe Sands. A new publication, it’s the true story of how senior SS Nazi officers and war criminals were able to escape allied capture in…

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For a pandemic pick-me-up, travel to Paris in Craig Carlson’s second book about life in the City of Light

After starting two or three books that turned out to be duds, I was delighted when my friend Terry recommended Let Them Eat Pancakes by Craig Carlson. Terry shares my taste in reading material so I knew I would like it . . . and I did! It was like taking a mini-trip to Paris without leaving the house. The title is a riff on…

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