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Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of ‘Prozac Nation,’ has died at 52

Wurtzel was best known for her deeply confessional memoirs By EJ DICKSON @ Rolling Stone Elizabeth Wurtzel — the author of the best-selling memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America — died in a New York City hospital on Tuesday, according to the New … Continue reading

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House Ordered From 1920’s Sears Catalog!

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Missing Person: Jaime M. Wyatt

Our dear family friend, Jaime Wyatt went missing suddenly in Halifax, NS in the Fall of 1996 and has never been found. Foul play is suspected, and the case of his disappearance remains unresolved. Last night, I was sorting through … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel, 1916

The casualties sustained on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme totalled 57,470, of which 19,240 were fatal. The Newfoundland Regiment Battalion ration strength on June 30, 1916, was 1044 all ranks, including administrative staff and attached personnel. … Continue reading

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Open Door Moves on as St. Stephen’s Church Closes

St. Stephen’s Westmount, and its community was a pillar of my life for many years. We were a family of imperfect folks from all walks of life in an imperfect building that had stood for generations on the intersection of … Continue reading

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100 Years After the Halifax Explosion

A City Destroyed: Experience the Halifax Explosion 100 Years Later @ CBC Interactive https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/

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On Progress and Historical Change

Ada Palmer — novelist, singer, historian — just dropped a 10,000 word essay on the nature of progress and historical change that has provided some of the most significant perspective on our own strange moment that I’ve yet to read … Continue reading

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Editing…

I’ve recently pulled in most of the original HTML-coded content posted between 2004-2007 on my NewFish blog.  Many JPGs are missing, and likely gone for good.  Is it possible that content disappears on the WWW?  I don’t really believe that–but some posts … Continue reading

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RIP Gail Zappa

Frank Zappa’s Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with … Continue reading

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Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in Hawick home

Oh no! Sad news… I was first exposed to his incredible finger style work while at Concordia in the early ’80s. We’d pass well worn cassettes of his music back and forth between us cool cats. I’d never heard the … Continue reading

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