“The One We Forgot to Love”

This afternoon, I met with local author, Sandy Totten. She contacted me the last week of January about her book, The One We Forgot to Love and hired me to walk her through the steps of publishing it. I also edited the manuscript and designed the cover and interior.

The proof arrived from Amazon yesterday (Tuesday), so we got together to discuss it. She had ordered the book last Wednesday. That is the fastest delivery time I’ve ever seen with KDP Print. CreateSpace used to be this fast, but I thought that luxury was gone when KDP Print took over. I was wrong. At least for this shipment.

The One We Forgot to Love Description

Will a mother’s love save her family or destroy it?

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Movie Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy (2020; never seen before)

Starring: Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Gabriel Brasso

Elegy: a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead

This is a modern day story about rising above your raising to make a better life for yourself through the decisions you make. I’ve said this before, and the story emphasis this: there has never been a better time in history when someone can go from nothing to being financially stable. Living in North America has given everyone the opportunity to be a better person regardless of their start in life.

Obviously, it’s easier if each generation works towards that goal. My grandparents lived in poverty, but they worked hard, gave their kids what they could, then my parents took the opportunities presented to them (for my father, that was enlisting in the army to fight in the Second World War when he was 17; for my mother, that was leaving her family at 17 and travelling alone from Newfoundland to find work in Halifax).

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Movie Review: Captain Fantastic

Movie Description from an Online Source

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids — educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

My Impression

I didn’t know what to expect when I watched the film Captain Fantastic (2016). I’d never heard of it, and I hadn’t seen the trailer. All I knew was the snippet given on Netflix, which stated a family living off-grid reconsiders their disconnection from society after an accident.

Or something like that. Given I plan to live off-grid one day, the film piqued my interest.

In the opening scenes, a father and his six children are exercising, hunting, training (for what, I never really found out unless it was the imagined attack if they happened upon a member of society) and living the life of a family who had abandoned society and all its luxuries.

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“Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind” by Darlene Foster

Amanda in New Mexico is an ideal book for children who are ready to read chapter books. It’s not too long or too complex that a mid-elementary student won’t be able to read it. My daughter would have been able to read this book by mid-way grade 2. Certainly, grade 3 students will be able to read it.

This is one of many books Canadian author Darlene Foster has written in the Amanda series. Foster has sent Amanda to several places on the globe, including England and Holland. In fact, there’s a sneak peak of Amanda in Holland – Missing in Action in the back of the paperback I read.

Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind has just enough spookiness to intrigue children but not scare them or give them nightmares. Foster leaves the ending open in the way she doesn’t confirm or deny the existence of ghosts, which I think is an excellent way to do it because . . . sometimes I believe in ghosts and sometimes I don’t.

Foster shares the New Mexican culture through food, history and language. Children will learn new words and about the Day of the Dead, an old Mexican tradition.

Day of the Dead

At the end of the story, Foster poses eight questions to readers, which teachers can use if the book is read in class.

I won’t answer any questions except the last one: Would you enjoy a class trip like the one Amanda and her classmates went on?

ANSWER: Yes! Without hesitation.

Amazon Review

Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind is a delightful story about Amanda, her friends, Cleo and Caleb, and seven of their classmates who travel for a class trip to New Mexico. While there, strange things happen, and Amanda isn’t so sure if she still doesn’t believes in ghosts after possibly seeing one…or two. The group explores local museums and historical locations, including a cemetery, and learn about local customs and sample traditional foods.

This book is suitable for children who are able to read chapter books. It’s a fast-paced adventure that may even keep the attention of reluctant readers.

Where Can You Buy the Book?

I picked up my paperback copy at Amazon.

Learn more about Amanda’s adventures and Darlene Foster by visiting her website: Darlene Foster.

Book Review: Magicians of the Gods – Graham Hancock – Audiobook

I’ve never listened to an audio book but when I saw the audio book for Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock posted to YouTube, I had to take a look… I mean listen. I had borrowed the book from the library more than a year ago, but I hardly put a dent in the pages when my three weeks were up, and I had to return it. If I had almost finished, I would have renewed the borrow, but life was extremely busy, and I knew it would take me a few months to finish.

The bonus of listening to the audio book was hearing the names I would never be able to pronounce myself pronounced correctly by someone who had not only heard the names spoken by others but had visited the places.

The other bonus of the audio book was I could listen while I worked around the kitchen washing dishes, making meals, baking and painting new signs for the garden.

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General Update and Book Reviews

To say the first 2 1/2 months of 2022 have been extremely busy is an understatement. It’s a good busy, so I can’t complain. While I organise my week and spend my Sunday listening to Kris Kristofferson and the wisdom on life he shares in his many songs, I’m looking at the book reviews I’ve started and created notes for.

I’ll start posting this week. I wrote a few movie reviews, too, so I might get them up. My intentions are good but when I get busy, I lose track of a lot.

In other news, Allan Hudson of The Miramichi Reader reviewed Natural Selection. The review was posted January 24th. It’s available here: Natural Selection by Diane McGyver.

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Echoes from History

I stumbled upon this video yesterday and as I worked around the kitchen, I listened to it. Several times I froze in disbelief, listening to what Dr. Robert Willner had to say. If we replaced ‘AIDS’ in this lecture with ‘COVID’, we see the same thing is happening. Everything from the media not reporting obvious facts to Dr. Fauci.

If you have an hour, this is certainly worth your time. I heard very little about AIDS as a teen in the 1980s. Here in Nova Scotia, it was no big deal, too far away, but I’m learning it was major headlines in the United States.

The video is on YouTube here: What is the truth about HIV, AIDS? Dr Robert Willner Injects HIV into himself on TV

The lecture by Dr. Willner appears to have taken place in the late 80s or early 90s. Those conspiracy theories about the AIDS virus are circulate today with this flu virus. Funny how those who wouldn’t have believed this doctor then won’t believe doctors such as Dr. Robert Malone today. Oh, well, maybe in 20 years when they become conspiracy facts.

History Lesson in Real Time

If you still believe this is about health, congratulations. You are part of the 30% who will believe anything authority tells you. You also know what you’d do in 1930s Germany.

Oh, what a history lesson we are being given by the Canadian government.

What 30%?, you ask. Read this post (A Solid Explanation of Society’s Behaviour and Mass Formation), and watch the video I discuss. You will learn more about people in that short time than any university course has taught in the past 30 years.

How do you break the spell if you are under it?

Turn off the news. Stop watching all government-controlled media for one week. Veg -out on movies from the 80s, or listen to music you enjoyed as a teen. Take a walk in nature, do a craft, read a favourite book or exercise.

After a week, find alternate news sources. That might be a podcast or news from another country. Listen to those you disagree with.

However, just turning off the news will break the spell. Don’t talk to others about what is going on because they’ll only repeat the lies given by media.

I know, I’ve heard ‘them’ say: If you don’t listen to the news, you’re uninformed.

However, the important part is: If you listen to the news, you are misinformed.

Which brings me to: It is easier to believe a lie than be convinced you’ve been lied to.

Conclusion: It is better to be uninformed. Which is why, ignorance is bliss.

Stay wild and free out there. Canadians are in for a bumpy ride.

Lies are Like Toothpaste

When we accidentally squeeze out too much toothpaste, we don’t bother pushing it back in. We either put it on the brush or wash the excess down the sink. Returning the excess would be messy, and we know even if we tried hard,  we’d never get all the paste back into the tube.

If we were determined, we could break the seal at the opposite end but even then, we know some toothpaste would be wasted, stuck to our fingers, suck around the edge to be cleaned off and thrown away.

That’s how a lie is. Once it enters public space, it spreads and try as we may to correct it, there will ultimately be those who continue to believe the lie because they’ve invested in the lie or because they never heard the truth about the lie.

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This Tuesday is Canada Flag Day

That’s right. Tuesday February 15th is Flag Day in Canada. This year, it will be special because of the stand for freedom millions of Canadians are taking across the country. Also because this Truckers for Freedom convoy has inspired similar convoys across the globe. I’ve seen ones in Australia, Belgium, Germany and France.

In a sense, the horns in Ottawa was ‘the horn heard around the world’.

If you have a Canadian Flag, fly it. If you can’t fly a flag, tape one to your window or door. It’s two days away, so there’s still time to get one.

Canada. True North Strong and Free.

Free the Children from Tyranny

There are many images circulating across the Internet of children holding hands at the Windsor, Ontario, Truckers for Freedom Convoy protest. It has sparked outrage in a small fringe minority of the population. Parents at these protests have been called names and labelled as crazy, cowards and child-abusers for using these children as a so-called Human Shield.

My questions are:

From who and what should these children fear? The Canadian government? The Canadian armed forces? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police? A lunatic like the one who ploughed down peaceful protesters in Winnipeg on February 4th?

Would the people in the government, military and police actually kill or harm these children to remove protesters?

That speaks more about the lack of integrity of those forces than that of the parents of the children.

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Crimes Against Humanity

After two years of propaganda, more are awakening to the world-wide scam taking place. Call it a political pandemic or a conspiracy theory. You be the judge. But do not judge only with evidence presented by government-owned, controlled and funded media. If you do, you will never find the truth.

Yesterday, I was directed to the following video on Rumble. Yes, the ‘right-wing’ alternative to YouTube. If you haven’t noticed, YouTube censors big time. If you cannot or will not see information is being censored, then you are doomed to live in the world evil people have planned for you.

The rest of us seek information from all sides and from as many sources as we can regardless of how they are labelled by ‘experts’. It’s the only way to get a clearer view of what is happening in the world. If you think the response by government to this ‘pandemic’ is normal, than you have been conditioned well, grasshopper.

But enough. My patients is wearing thin as the future for my children slips away. My tolerance level for those who never question government orders and who continue to believe the narrative spun by government-owned media leaves me with little sympathy if harm comes to them due to their continued ignorance. They don’t realise we are fighting the largest battle for our freedom of the past two centuries. Millions won’t die. Billions will.

I’m crazy. I know. If you haven’t noticed, Canada, United States and Australia once had solid, logical governments. We don’t anymore, and there’s only one explanation for it: the people no longer control the government.

Description of the Video

A group of International Lawyers lead by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich and a judge are conducting criminal investigation modelled after Grand Jury proceedings in order to present to the public all available evidence of COVID-19 Crimes Against Humanity to date against “leaders, organizers, instigators and accomplices” who aided, abetted or actively participated in the formulation and execution of a common plan for a pandemic.

This investigation is of the people, by the people and for the people, so YOU can be part of the jury.

Through showing a complete picture of what we are facing, including the geopolitical and historical backdrop – the proceeding is meant to create awareness about the factual collapse of the current, hijacked system and its institutions, and, as a consequence the necessity for the people themselves retaking their sovereignty.. Nuremberg 2.0 Trial – Covid Vaccine Crimes Against Humanity model proceeding.

Watch it Here


It is long and detailed. That’s how trials are. Boring until you hear an unbelievable truth.

To see one possible outcome of this political pandemic, watch Schindler’s List. It’s on Netflix. We’ll have digital papers (passports) instead of paper passports, but you get the idea.

Your Fears; My Freedom

Fear is a horrible master. I know because my mother lived in it, and she tried to instill that master within me. I rebelled fearing I’d be enslaved to fear.

All my life, my mother’s greatest fear was someone might ‘grab’ me. That was her word: grab. It meant a man would kidnap, rape and murder me. It didn’t matter where I was going: driving alone to our camp, meeting up with someone to go to the cinema or going downtown to watch a hockey game.

When I went to the Rockies for a winter, her biggest fear was someone would grab me, and I’d never return home. I went anyways, leaving her crying and shaking with grief in the living room chair. I can still see her sitting there, crying, wishing I wouldn’t go.

I don’t know where I drew the strength to fight off the fear she constantly tried to instill. All I know is that by the time I was 16, I rebelled hard against it and if she told me not to do something, I made a point of doing it even if I hadn’t planned to do it.

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CBC NEWS: Owned and Controlled by Government

If you believe the following news report from government owned and controlled CBC, you’ll think only a dozen trucks left Enfield, Nova Scotia, yesterday morning, and only a few hundred people came out to send them off.

CBC NEWS: Concerns mount as protest convoy approaches Ottawa

These blatant lies need to be called out. A video I shared yesterday, showed more than a dozen trucks getting off the Newfoundland ferry at North Sydney and heading to Enfield: Freedom Convoy 2022 🚚 North Sydney, Nova Scotia. There was another ferry due to arrive with another load of truckers. These two ferry loads of truckers were joining other truckers in Enfield to head to Ottawa.

So either the reporter who covered the Truckers Convoy for Freedom at Enfield is as dumb as a stump and can’t count past his ten fingers, or he’s a lying pieces of shit.

You decide.

The dumber than a stump CBC propagandist who doesn’t know how to count is found in this video (Truckers Freedom Convoy Enfield, Nova Scotia Jan 27, 2022), shot by a local at Enfield the morning the trucks rolled out. You’ll see the lying fake journalist roadside at 1:36 of the video. The person points out “the state-run propaganda machine”.

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