Robert's Thoughts

From where will the light come for these children?

April 30, 2022

Sunday morning I went for a walk on Mount Royal. There is a park there which overlooks my city – Montreal. I wanted to see my college debating partner’s, Leonard...

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Satanic

March 30, 2022

In Baháʼí writings, where they are used as metaphors for the lower nature of man, human beings are seen to have free will, and are thus able to turn towards Good and develop...

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Vlad the Impaler

February 27, 2022

Wallachia was a place between the Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. The Turks were fighting against the Kingdom of Hungary and this made Wallachia a battleground between...

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Hurrah for the Irish

January 31, 2022

I’m a Big City boy. Always was and probably always will be. To be cooped up in a small village of five thousand people is suffocating, but safe. And, since I am eighty-seven...

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Times Change

December 30, 2021

In the good old days – I’m talking about two decades ago – a budding writer would launch his new book at a well-advertised event to which he’d invite a large number of...

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FINALLY

November 30, 2021

  I am happy to report that, after a five-year struggle with ideas and words and a year of trying to keep my cool as the process of getting my book published lurched forward...

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Once Upon a Time…

October 30, 2021

During the last few days I had to run around quite a bit to get all the bells and whistles in their proper place so that the “launch” of my latest book, WHITEWASH, could take...

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WHITEWASH

September 29, 2021

I undertook in my last blog that, if all goes well, I will attach a complimentary copy of my new book, WHITEWASH, to my October 1 blog for each of you and for any of your friends...

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A NEW BOOK

August 31, 2021

A number of you, dear readers, have been asking for information about when  my next opus will officially see the light of day. Coincidentally, my publisher has just told me that...

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The Russian Bear

July 31, 2021

Yana and her family left Romania for Canada over two decades ago. They would have liked to have done so earlier but, her husband being a PEP (Politically Exposed Person during the...

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