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  • October 11, 2014 - Alexander McDonald

    The C.O.L. “Dedication Page”

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  • September 30, 2014 - Alexander McDonald

    Who’d a Thought?

    Who’d a Thought? Who’d a Thunk? Who Would Have Thought? Well, this sure is a funny way to start a sentence,” At least that’s what my “semi-retired twenty-nine year-old and holding” mom would say. After all, “moms know everything – don’t they? At least my mom thinks so. I’m told that as a brand new […]

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  • Who’d a Thought? Who’d a Thunk? Who Would Have Thought? I did mention that I had more than one epiphany and as luck or lunacy would have it, it was yet again in Red-Deer Alberta Canada. I love music, and especially the Canadian greats like Bruce Colborne, Gordon Lightfoot, and Neil Young. However what does […]

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  • September 27, 2014 - Alexander McDonald

    H.M.F.M. “Intro page explained”

    Somewhere in the Scripture’s Jesus is alleged to have said, “there will always be sickness, disease, and death,” But faith or lack of faith, or belief in God for that matter doesn’t make it any easier, least not for me. So for many of us, me in particular, for a partial moment in my life […]

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  • “Spent Dreams and Flat Farmlands” sounds awfully foreboding, or depressing to say the least for an opening chapter to a book, especially coming from a ten-year old boy. But if you can look back to life as a ten year old, or perhaps reminisce to a favorite movie of mine, “Stand By Me” – life […]

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  • After writing several books now, and looking back at my first book “Hire Me or Fire Me,” like many, most, or maybe only a few authors would say, “I wish I did this or that different, or  “I wish I took longer to describe this or that moment,” and for me, being my worst critic, […]

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  • Antime in life whether it be a movie or play, we often view that the worst place of punishment is a vast, isolated, bitter, barren, lonely cold place, like the deepest regions of outer space, or in Star Trek, the place where Kirk and McCoy were banished, to the Klingon deserted ice planet penal colony […]

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  • When my parents immigrated to Canada, we weren’t exactly “in the money.” If it wasn’t for  my mother’s self proclaimed misplaced royalty lineage, we could probobaly have been very amicably been compared to that of a typical Italian immigrant family coming from Sicily, or worse, the poverty stricken blue collar hick town family, from the old […]

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  • Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days of your life, are the moment you are born, and the moment you realize – why.” Eleanor Roosavelt once said, “The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe in The Beauty of Their Dreams.” There are countless scores of such pearls of wisdom to value and cherish, […]

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  • To picture life in a smelly, smog ridden, blue collar town , like Sarnia, Ontario Canada was for me, you would have to picture one of Tom Cruise’s less than famous, but memorable films, “All the Right Moves,” when he plays a hopeful quarterback, desperately seeking to change his destiny working in a goin’ nowhere […]

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