Chris Wood is a fine environmental writer with a particular interest in water. His most recent book is Down the Drain: How We Are Failing To Protect Our Water Resources. He recently published this careful and intelligent review in The Antigonish Review, and I wanted to share it with you.
MEET THE AUTHOR IN PETIT DE GRAT!
On Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00, we’re having a “Meet the Author” event at Centre LaPicasse, the Acadian cultural centre in Petit de Grat. I’ll read some passages from my re-issued book, The Education of Everett Richardson and I’ll be selling autographed copies of the book – and copies of some of my other books as well.
ONE OF ATLANTIC CANADA’S 100 GREATEST BOOKS!
THE EDUCATION OF EVERETT RICHARDSON
The Story of the Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Strike 1970-71
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“If I was twenty years younger,” shouted the woman, “I’d smash right through that picket line: I would!”
“If you was twenty years younger,” snapped a union wife, “you’d fuck your way through it like you did with the crew of that fourteen-dory Yankee longliner that was in here them days.”
As Father Ron Parsons listened with amusement, a woman behind him in the picket line turned to her companion.
REVIEW THAT BOOK!
Most of us finish a book and put it aside, perhaps with a cursory comment to a spouse or companion: “Great story! Interesting characters. Learned a lot.” Few ever think of writing a book review, let alone posting one.
JOHN HOPKINS AND THE BLUEFIN TUNA
Imagine this: you’re standing in the stern of a fishing boat, and an enormous fish – maybe 1000 pounds – rises out of the water to eat from your hand. There was such a moment in Jaws – and it was terrifying.
In the 1970s, during the darkest days of my life, I found myself considering suicide – and then I learned that a dear friend had just done it. The shock of that discovery put an end to my own thoughts of suicide, but my intimate understanding of how one might choose to do such a thing led me to write a very personal essay about suicide called “In the Spiral.” I never published it, but 20 years later, in 1994, my publisher, Ron Caplan, was putting together a book of my shorter works, and he ran across a copy of the essay in my archive.
“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care,” declared 15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden at the COP 24 conference in Katowice, Poland. “They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.
When the Toronto Star set out to profile a dozen “Changemakers — Canadians who are making our lives better”– it zoomed in on John Borrows. And no wonder. Borrows, an Anishinaabe law professor at the University of Victoria, is an expert not only in Canadian and British law, but also on the laws of the Indigenous peoples.
Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World
An On-site/Online Course from Cape Breton University
If you’re a Canadian (or an American) you don’t have a right to a clean breath of air, or a drink of pure water.
How green is a motor home? Good question. It arose a few times during our cross-country tour, and I had no time to write about it.After all, we were on the road within Nova Scotia for the last 10 days of September, left for Ottawa on September 30, and arrived in Vancouver November 5.