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I was reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings while travelling in China. The book was entertaining, thick, and made the hours of train travel pass quickly. I got to know Frodo, Pippin and Gondor like my own children.

I was...

The Qin Shi Huang terracotta warriors, found in 1974 by laborers digging water wells, was the world’s most important anthropological discovery for that decade...

Before we arrived in China, Joanne and I had gotten permission to travel independently along a pre-arranged route (see: China Visa for...

Recent Books

English Department of the Spirit

This book is a comprehensive and detailed history of the generic English Department, beginning with the Elizabethan pre-school and grammar school. It shows...

Shafted - A Mystery

Auxiliary cop Margo Jamieson’s discovery of a nasty note in a dead man’s golf jacket sends her to local historian John Larssen for help. The conflicting...

Sidetracked: The struggle for BC's Fossils

What began as a hunting trip to British Columbia’s Northern Rockies in 2000 turns into one of the province’s most important fossil finds – the Monroe...