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Tales From the Tour: Old Girl Friends, Movie Moguls, Sad Stories, and a Blind Raccoon

 If I’ve learned anything the past couple of months it is this: Do not do a book signing with a blind raccoon. Trouper is the raccoon in question. Kyle Miller has written a children’s book devoted to Trouper’s adventures. She

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Book Bashes With Mayors

It was a week for celebrating the Canadian publication of The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. In Milton on a cold Sunday afternoon, friends and neighbors gathered to launch the novel. Milton mayor Gord Krantz, always a supporter, showed up to

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The End

That was how the summer ended. The summer of hushed ICUs and sombre doctors trying to be hopeful as they delivered hopeless news about my friend Brian. A summer of sitting at his beside inspecting curious tubes coming out of various

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The Brockville Boys

The Brockville Boys, from left: Gord Johnston, Dave Cody, Ron Base, Calvin Prescott.   The old home town is just not the same. The apartment where my brother and I lived above the Bank of Commerce at 98 King St.,

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The Chicago Story

I met her in Detroit a long time ago at a party for author Harold Robbins. Michelle—although she called herself Mickie then—was one of the models hired for the occasion to promote Robbins as the real life incarnation of the irresistible stud he

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The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns (Sort Of)

These days I’m obsessed with finishing my new novel, “The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns.” My brother Ric got me into this a couple of years ago. He is the president of the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce. He introduced me

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