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

A Snake in the Sack

  Ray was terrified of snakes. One day, his fear inspired a group of fellow army recruits to pull a stunt each has regretted ever since. It happened while on a wilderness survival training exercise. Their platoon sergeant, Owen Mendez, had taken them to a distant part of an enormous army base.  It was called … More A Snake in the Sack