Remembering those Thorburn moments

If you were a total stranger to this part of the world, you might be asking, where and what is Thorburn? Wikipedia, the much-used online information site that bills itself as “the free encyclopedia,” gives us a brief undated explanation of the Pictou County community. “The small rural Nova Scotia town,” it says, “has a...

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A day for books and an icon lost

You never know what a new day might bring. As I crawled out of bed on Tuesday morning of last week, still groggy from another late night of baseball and hockey, I had no idea how the day would unfold. Sure, it would start with the usual routine: Walk the dogs, have toast and coffee,...

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