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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Don Sparling

Don Sparling is a Canadian who has taught in Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic, first at language schools and then at Masaryk University in Brno since 1969.

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The Importance of Ernest

A faded Canadian naturalist becomes an enduring Czech passion September 2014
A hundred years ago, Ernest Thompson Seton was a household name in Canada, the United States and many places in Europe, his books bestsellers. One of the inventors of the realistic animal story, he was also a key figure in the Boy Scouts, played a pioneering role in what would later become the environmental movement and took the lead in defending and indeed celebrating Native North American…