Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. It all began in 1914. The First World War was underway in Europe. The Canadian Army was in desperate need of trained personnel to care … More Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

‘Is That You?’

The elderly woman walked up and took the book from my hand. “Is that you?” she asked, pointing to the back cover. Her eyes sparkled with intelligent energy. “Yes, Miss,” I replied brightly. At the word ‘Miss’ she flashed a mischievous look my way. The woman was 80 if a day. That goofy sense of … More ‘Is That You?’