Monthly Archives: June 2016



June’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Anne Of Green Gables (1986) (Edwardian Era Canada) The Jungle Book (Disney Animated, 1967) (Indian Fable) Marco Polo (1982) (Medieval)


It’s National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Since my book, The Spirit Rose, and American writer Marva Dasef’s book, The Eagle Quest, both have Aboriginal characters, we thought it would be nice if those characters had a chat. Bear Friend: Hi, I’m Mitch, also known as Alisoqualvdi Unalii. That’s Cherokee and kind of hard to say, […]



Got a kid who’s interested in art AND also likes Playmobil? Get them to check this out: And while we’re at it, here’s the history of Playmobil itself.


History-buff adults, teens, & older kids might like to try might like to try this online history quiz. There are six different levels. Since the first one had fifty questions, and thus took a while, I only did that. (Yes, I passed). When I’ve got more time, I intend to try the rest.


June’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 One Fine Trade by Bobbi Miller (Pioneer Days) The Queen’s Feet by Sarah Ellis (Medieval) Train To Somewhere by Eve Bunting (Orphan Trains)   Ages 7-9 Hopscotch Histories :Pocahontas The Peacemaker by Julia Jarman (New World) Juneteenth For Mazie by Floyd Cooper (Abolition Of Slavery) […]


June 6th, 1944. D-Day. My father (who was, thankfully, stationed in England throughout WW II) told of passing an American barracks on D-Day and having American soldiers hail him so he could listen to an account of it on their radio. Nor was that the only historic event, or history-related event, our family experienced. My […]


Question: What was explorer George Vancouver actually looking for when he claimed Puget Sound & the surrounding area for Great Britain on June 4th, 1792? Answer: The Northwest Passage. Explorers tried to find this, some said, mythical, arctic sea corridor between Asia and Europe for three hundred years, with successful traversal of it finally going […]


Due to family concerns, I haven’t been able to keep up this blog for the past two months. This also means that I am two months behind on Book Four of my Time Rose series, and must resume work in order to try and have it ready for an autumn release. The blog, therefore, while, […]

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