Category Archives: British Columbia

Confluence

From Ethel Wilson, Swamp Angel (1954). A woman leaves her husband and heads north, by bus, in British Columbia, in order to obtain work as a cook-manager in one of the lodges. One of her fellow passengers comments, as they … Continue reading

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Respite, Refuge

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): We are at our cottage on Texada Island. The unending world crises seem remote here. It’s as if the world takes a break. We press a circumstantial “pause” button, and the … Continue reading

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Something Blue and White

I like many of the images that Neil Remington Abramson comes up with. Here is one, taken from his house, in Lions Bay, British Columbia, being the third time in three years that snow has shown up. A bit different … Continue reading

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Flatlander

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, commented as follows (e-mail correspondence and photos reproduced with permission): On the way to Texada. This is taken from the ferry window. Pretty different from Saskatchewan, or Southern Ontario. I wonder if I would be … Continue reading

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Isolationism: Language and Capital

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, commented in relation to my concerns about the huge “Bank of Toronto” signage in Montreal forming part of the top of the historic bank building at Guy and Ste-Catherine, which now houses the successor TD … Continue reading

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