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Abridged history of the Niagara falls [Repost]

Situated at the southern end of the Niagara Gorge the three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls – that form Niagara Falls straddles the…..

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UNESCO Listing: More harm than good? [Repost]

Recently I wrote about how the UNESCO’s World Heritage program is intended to protect those sites singled out as cultural and natural treasures. Having come across this recent report Aljazeera…..

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Gaming in a Refugee’s Shoes [Repost]

SBS – a network in Australia – aired a three-day television “event” called ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’.  It followed “…six ordinary Australians who agree to challenge their…..

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Maha’s Toronto Restaurant Review

Maha’s Fine Egyptian Cuisine opened less than a five-minute walk from our house two years ago, and we’ve meant to get over there since then. It’s taken us so long because…..

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Monsieur Vuong Restaurant Review

When we were discussing our upcoming trip to Berlin for Convention of Thorns, I asked Gary if there were any things we should plan for in our all-too-short trip. He said…..

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The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge [Review]

Having been a while since I’d enjoyed the exploits of criminal turned intergalactic secret agent James Bolivar “Slippery Jim” DiGriz, I picked up the second book in the series and…..

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The Road to 5th Edition D&D [Repost]

Came across this video posted over on the Verge that succinctly (running just over three minutes long) breaks down the evolution of Dungeons and Dragons over the last forty years…..

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Surprisingly this was another of those books that I somehow managed to not cross paths with while I was making my way through the Canadian education system. However when Nicole…..