Writing Inspiration

Hardy Boys Boat

Hardy Boys Boat

Was in Haileybury yesterday, and had my camera with me. The boat above is supposed to have been the boat owned by Leslie McFarlane, who wrote the early Hardy Boys novels. He spent a good part of his youth living near my home, and one of his early jobs was reporter on the local newspaper, the Cobalt Daily Nugget for the princely sum of $8.00 per week.

The point? Anyone can be a writer. Even someone from a small town in the far north.

Yes, the books do say Franklin W. Dixon on the spine. Franklin W. Dixon was a collective pseudonym used by a group of writers hired to write the Hardy Boys series.

Leslie McFarlane is a local hero.

Regards

Wayne Borean

Sunday September 28, 2014

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MY2050 British Government Website doesn’t work…

 

Screencap of MY2050.DECC.GOV.UK

Screencap of MY2050.DECC.GOV.UK

I’ve written several prior articles on Climate Change, and have a huge interest in the subject, so when I saw a reference in the Guardian of a CO2 calculator, I decided to check it out.

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Charles Dickens and Genealogy

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

I have to admit, that I didn’t get Oliver Twist.

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Ferguson

Lt. Ray Albers points rifle in Ferguson

Lt. Ray Albers points rifle in Ferguson

What do you really know about Ferguson?

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Jonathan Rettinger & Microsoft’s 4 Biggest Problems

Microsoft

Microsoft

I don’t often read the Huffington Post, so I missed this when it was posted. After reading it, well, Jonathan Rettinger doesn’t understand Microsoft, and he doesn’t understand business.

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Coming to Canada

Immigration Record

Immigration Record

Ah, the good old days :)

My wife found the record of my grandmother arriving in the United States, on her way to Canada in January 1930. Great timing, just after the start of the Great Depression.

Here’s some things that my family told me.

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Just Another Writing Book – Chapter 3 – Thinking about writing – Part 01

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Thinking about what you are doing, is important. It doesn’t matter whether you fly by the seat of your pants, or plot like a maniac, knowing what you are doing matters. Take Point of View…

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