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Maggie Tails

Maggie Tails | The Contrary Canadian |

Via Rosemary J. Adkins
Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, February 14, 2015 5:25 AM

Sharing this dog with the world. Maggie is special. At only 8 weeks of age she awakened and sent our warnings of danger that a low blood sugar drop from Diabetes could be fatal.

Martha Love's curator insight, February 18, 2015 1:19 AM

Rosemary J. Adkins's insight:

MEET MAGGIE ANNE ADKINS. She has known abuse no dog should ever know and dumped at 8 weeks of age. Now celebrating with her new family one year later she looks for a way to help other dogs find happiness.  Reserve your copy where funds can help others find their new families.. FUNDRAISING? We can help. We are looking for a SPONSOR that loves dogs!  Write to: Maggie at


MAGGIE’S KITCHEN TAILS: Dog Treat Recipes and Puppy Tales to Love launches October 31, 2015 on her birthday. 

Martha Love's curator insight, February 23, 2015 11:17 PM

Read about this new book and how it will help rescue dogs and bring to you some delicious dog food recipes with some great stories in Maggie's Kitchen Tails to be published this Oct 31, 2015. 

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NYC Tourism Campaign Wants Locals to 'See Your City'

NYC Tourism Campaign Wants Locals to 'See Your City' | The Contrary Canadian |

"NYC & Company, the marketing and tourism arm of New York City, is setting its sights on New Yorkers, urging them to get out of the house and explore the city's five boroughs.

Created in-house, the three-month "See Your City" campaign uses posters, video and microsite to call out "must see" attractions for locals. The microsite showcases 10 neighborhoods, two from each of the boroughs, including Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, Harlem in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens and St. George in Staten Island."

Via Julien Dos Reis Pedro
Clayton Bye's insight:

This is something any city could use to help lead "in town" customers to look at their city like visitors do. I live in a beautiful city in Northwestern Ontario, called Kenora. We are a huge tourist destination (our population of 15,000 doubles in the summer), yet many of our "in town" shoppers travel 2 1/2 hours to a larger city to shop and enjoy the culture, foregoing the strong arts and entertainment culture of our own city. I haven't mentioned the tremendous opportunities our destination offers with respect to nature; we are situated on the shores of Lake of the Woods, a huge body of water with over 40,000 islands to explore. The fishing here is second to none.

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The Contrary Canadian

The Contrary Canadian | The Contrary Canadian |
As contrary as ever, I’m interviewed by author Tony Richards. I thank him for his thoughtful questions.
mickipeluso's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:46 PM

Clayton Bye is one of my favorite authors and publisher. I'm honored to have two stories in his award-winning book of shot horror, "The Speed of Dark".

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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month | The Contrary Canadian |
On June 23rd, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one. Until a month ago, I was one of those people.

Via Kenneth Weene
Clayton Bye's insight:

How could I not know this?

Kenneth Weene's curator insight, February 4, 2015 9:20 AM

I never knew that she, too, was martyred to the cause of equality. I would suggest that much of the preoccupation behind the Second Amendment when it was enacted was fear of Black slaves rebelling and of Native Americans defending their lands. Today, it seems like that same goal of oppressing others continues, but the gun culture would tell us that it is they who are oppressed.

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Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches

Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches | The Contrary Canadian |
Preparing for his 13th studio album and 80th birthday, Leonard Cohen discusses his songwriting process, the benefits of aging and tuna salad. (Lenny on Wry, anyone?
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