History / 15 posts found

How I Learned to Love Canada

For a long time I did not like Canadian history. Ironically, I ended up teaching it. I was a Social Studies teacher and teaching history was part of my…

What the Queen Meant to Us

 I was in England during the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Although the circumstances were solemn and sad, one fortunate…

What Churchill Means to Us

There are many kinds of heroes. Some are anonymous, living ordinary lives without recognition or fame. You may know someone like that. They are heroic…

In Defence of Sir John A.

Sir John A. MacDonald, the architect of Confederation and father of Canada, has suffered greatly in the last few years. His statues have been toppled and…

How I Fell in Love With Canada

 

When I was younger I didn’t care much for Canada. That sounds terrible, but let me explain. I love history and culture, in particular European…

Why Murdoch Lies

Don’t get me wrong. I love “Murdoch Mysteries.” Set in early twentieth century Toronto, the series is a nostalgic look at a great time in Canadian history.…