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Trumpeting the Mohawk trilogy

Acknowledgments For support throughout – with art, beta readings, editing, design, proofing, production, publication, indexing, and book-club readings  – my appreciation goes to Christi Belcourt, Janine Brodie, Faye Boer, Lesley Clarke, DELC, Murray Dorin (1954-2020), Gerry Dotto, Jaclyn Draker, Judy Dunlop, Stephen Gibb, Dianne Gillespie, Jennifer Gobeil, Bruce E. Hill, Kiff Holland, Anita Jenkins, Shane Kennedy,… Read more …

Culture Clubs: The Real Fate of Societies

Culture Clubs is informed by the great debates of human nature, contemporary game theory, and creative literature and film. Minsos’ careful analysis of socialization makes a compelling case with abundant intuition and delightful wit. Dr. Janine Brodie CM FRSC, Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics  If you have spent any time wondering about human nature… Read more …

Culture Clubs: The Real Fate of Societies

Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins (1838–1919), Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall (1869). (LAC) CC0 In Hopkins’ painting Canadians will appreciate our home-grown paradoxes. There are French, Métis and Indigenous voyageurs, everyone showing healthy goodness and worthy effort, and then one spots two small English settlers, doing nothing much to help the cause as they… Read more …

Mohawk trilogy

Canadian folkways lean on immigrants’ and Indigenous’ stories. The Women Review: “Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: Charter is a complex, action-filled novel about the 1840s in Canada West [formerly Upper Canada, now Ontario].  …Leading us through the suspenseful plot, filled with humour and emotion, Minsos writes spare, clean prose. The late Mel Hurtig once said about her style,… Read more …

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ERIC Svilpis                                 ELIJAH Lucian                              KAELA Caron                          SHEENA MacDonald          … Read more …

HERMIT

Missus Byrd was primal. The Seneca Seer. Tell her your name. She will tell you your fortune. Young Miss Converse thought to benefit from knowing her fortune and with that in mind she went straightway to the fortuneteller’s house. Pink hollyhocks grew in front of Missus Byrd’s window. Veiny beet tops and spidery squash vines… Read more …