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Tom MacInnes
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Father, Husband, Son, Teacher, Cape Bretoner, Wannabe writer, Gentleman, Friend
Father, Husband, Son, Teacher, Cape Bretoner, Wannabe writer, Gentleman, Friend

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Golden Sunshine
I almost died once. It would have been a stupid death, had it actually happened. I inhaled some mold spores while renovating my house. My epiglottis began to swell and it became difficult to breathe and swallow. At the hospital, I was told I had mere hours ...

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Care To Watch?
My annual physical. The doctor probes my prostate....and pauses. "Your prostate is enlarged. I'm not comfortable leaving this unchecked. I'll book you an appointment with a specialist." I didn't need to ask what he meant. I'm over 50 now.   Three weeks late...

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X-Y-Z is for Neil Young
     Neil Young has been producing great music for more than the entire 51 years of my life.      His career began way back in the early 1960s with a band Called Buffalo Springfield.  This band had a big hit with the Vietnam protest song called, For What It...

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W is for The Weeknd and The Power of Celebrity
     In the not so very distant past, a lady named Oprah Winfrey had her own television talk show in the United States.  Besides being an excellent host, Oprah was, also, an actress, a philanthropist and a social activist but, above all else, Oprah Winfrey ...

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V is for Jon Vickers
     Jon Vickers was one of the most renown operatic tenors in the world.  In fact, he was more than merely a tenor , Jon Vickers was a heldentenor, which means to have a heroic presence on stage.  In my opinion, if you have the vocal ability to sing opera ...

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Everyone should read about this man, David Usher.  What a great contribution he is making to the world.  Proud to be a Canadian, along with him!

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T is for The Tragically Hip, Shania Twain, Tegan and Sara
     Like Sloan (in yesterday's post) and Rush, a few posts before that, The Tragically Hip have enjoyed a decades-long run of success, employing a lineup that has remained completely intact, right from the beginning.  Formed in Kingston, Ontario, lead sing...

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S is for Sloan, Ron Sexsmith and Jane Siberry
     Sloan has been together for almost 25 years now and has maintained the same line-up since the release of their first album, Smeared.  Smeared   contained the smash hit Underwhelmed .   The members of Sloan are Chris Murphy, Andrew Scott, Patrick Peatla...

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R is for Serena Ryder, Sam Roberts and The Rheostatics
     In this, our "young turks" edition of Canadian performers whose names begins with an "R", I will start with the ladies and give you a singer who has been a strong presence in the music scene for a number of years but who is now, just beginning to make ...

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R is for Stan Rogers, The Rankins and some band called Rush.
     June 2, 1983, Air Canada Flight 797 took off from Dallas and soared into the hot Texas sky. Approximately one hour into the flight, noxious fumes begun to fill the cabin of the plane.  A fire had started in an electrical panel in a washroom, causing cr...
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