Category Archives: History

Historical Amnesia: Remembering History’s Ignored Children

Imagine that a mass amnesia had gripped society and we suddenly lost our memory of history. Then imagine that history was rewritten for us, leaving out the entire story of the civil rights movement in the ’60s, or the Suffragettes’ … Continue reading

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A Paradigm Shift for Halloween

I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the story is called history. Before their arrival it is called myth, folktale, legend, fairy tale, oral poetry, ethnography. After the soldiers arrive, it is called history. —Paula Gunn Allen, Native … Continue reading

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Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest Ontario Tour

Autumn is nearly upon us and with it comes a new round of touring with my new book, Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest. We’ll start with Ontario, where I have a busy schedule of reading events, the British Isles … Continue reading

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Awakening from the Nightmare of History

“History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” —James Joyce, Ulysses Joyce’s quote, one of the most famous in recent literary history, seems more apt than ever at this time in the 21st century. Without debating the merits … Continue reading

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Nugget of Slocan history unearthed

For a historian, it’s a rare day you get to unearth and publish an original manuscript. Cole Harris, whose grandfather Joseph Colebrook (‘JC’) Harris was one of the first permanent European settlers in New Denver, will release a series of … Continue reading

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Promises of Home—A Review

Promises of Home—Stories of Canada’s British Home Children by Rose McCormick Brandon  Who will love my boys, treat them as their own… Who will love my girls, keep them safe and warm? —Barbara Perkins, Home Child: A Musical Journey In our rush … Continue reading

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Children’s Ghosts Spring Tour 2014 Pt. 3

Kelowna Museum, Kelowna, BC • Thursday, May 22, 7 pm We always love staying at Joyce House B&B in Kelowna, although this time our hosts Keith and Judy Standing were in Europe. (http://www.joycehouse.ca) Really enjoyed getting to know our new … Continue reading

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