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Cowichan Conversations: Pierre Berton Instructs Us How To Roll A Joint

Now that Justin Trudeau is about to be sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister marijuana legalization is just around the corner.

To all those God fearing law abiding Canadians out there who always wanted

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In This Corner: Wanted: One Great Canadian history writer.

Is Canadian history boring? Or, has it been poorly served by boring writers?

That’s a question that has been nagging me since I finished reading One Summer, written by Bill Bryson. As I mentioned in my best books blog, One Summer is a crackling-good read by one of the American masters of popular history. Bryson . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Wanted: One Great Canadian history writer.

Politics and its Discontents: Jesus Christ, Still a Figure of Controvery

Many years ago, the iconic writer and broadcaster Pierre Berton wrote a book entitled The Comfortable Pew. Yapdates gives the following summary of the book, commissioned by the Canadian Anglican Church in 1965.

… the author accuses the church of forgetting its main identity and what it first stands for. Broadly speaking, there . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Jesus Christ, Still a Figure of Controvery