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Mid-Term Blues – A Canadian Perspective

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November 12, 2018
Mid-Term Blues – A Canadian Perspective

Living in America Series A week after the mid-term elections, theUnited States electorate seems as divided as ever. The Democrats can rightly claim several victories: control of the House of Representatives with 117 women elected, more governors (glory be that Wisconsin’s anti-union governor ScottWalker is gone), and more Democrats in state legislatures. Sadly Beto...
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Codename P9 now available as DVD and on TV

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October 10, 2018
Codename P9 now available as DVD and on TV

You can finally purchase a DVD version of Codename Project 9  at amazon.com. Also, Kootenay TV watchers can see Codename Project 9 on Shaw Cable 10 on the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time): Tuesday, October 9th – 9 pm Wednesday, October 10th, 17th, and 24th – 2 am, 8 am and 4 pm Thursday,...
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Codename Project 9 on amazon.com

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September 7, 2018
Codename Project 9 on amazon.com

You can now view Codename Project 9 at amazon.com. Streaming costs $1.99, a DVD $9, a companion booklet $10, and an ebook $4.95. Apologies for the delay in making the film available. I welcome your comments. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=codename+project+9&sprefix=codename+Pro%2Caps%2C212&crid=1VWF350U8GBXS
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Balkan Roots – A Travel Essay

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August 16, 2018
Balkan Roots – A Travel Essay

It is pouring a hard, unforgiving Balkan rain that threatens to scupper my plans to visit Lukovdol, a small village in Croatia where I hope to find the ancestral home of my grandfather Francisus Verzuh. We are in the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar, a county near the Slovenian border. Wikipedia dubs it Croatia’s...
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Codename P9 – A Public Screening

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August 11, 2018
Codename P9 – A Public Screening

My third documentary film, Codename Project 9, had its first public screening at the Expressions Cafe in Nelson, B.C., on August 6, 2018, 73 years after the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The film documents the role that the Trail smelter played in making the bomb, providing glimpses of...
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A Poetic Memory of Canada

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August 2, 2018
A Poetic Memory of Canada

An American friend sent me a poem the other day by way of a belated celebration of Canada Day. It was written by famous American poet Billy Collins in 1995. Collins served two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate. I’m not sure what his connection is to my home and native land. But the poem...
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Reds Under Beds – A Spy Story

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August 1, 2018
Reds Under Beds – A Spy Story

RCMP secret agents were still looking for Reds under every bed during British Columbia’s 1983 “Solidarity Coalition” protests against the austerity budget of the right-wing Social Credit government of Bill Bennett. Maybe I shouldn’t be shocked that taxpayers’ money could once again be spent wastefully searching for a miniscule group of people who might...
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Trail and the Atomic Bomb – A History

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July 11, 2018
Trail and the Atomic Bomb – A History

The people of Trail, British Columbia, kept one of the biggest Canadian secrets of the Second World War. Most didn’t know it at the time but they were involved in something of world-shattering importance. Codename Project 9breaks the wartime code of silence that had settled over the city in the early 1940s and reveals...
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How the West Was Really Won – A Book Review

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July 5, 2018
How the West Was Really Won – A Book Review

Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands(New York: Oxford, 2017). Western historian Richard White has long provided us with insights into why the United States are the way they are. In Railroaded, he described the role of the railway barons in bettering and worsening the western United States. In The Organic Machine, he...
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Marching for Immigrant Family Rights – A Photo Essay

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July 1, 2018
Marching for Immigrant Family Rights – A Photo Essay

We marched to the courthouse on June 30 to protest Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy regarding immigrants, but many also spoke against other aspects of his increasingly corrupt Administration. Billed as the Families Belong Together rally, the organizers provided little direction about what we were to do. Steering a march through town to display our...
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Books

Venice Observed - A Travel Booklet with Photos by Ron Verzuh Radical Rag by Ron Verzuh Underground Times by Ron Verzuh Selling Labour Down Under by Ron Verzuh Changing Images by Ron Verzuh Feasting With Love by Ron Verzuh Tea Leaves by Ron Verzuh Remembering Salt by Ron Verzuh