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Hummingbirds

In The rest, Travel, Americas by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: The Zion Canyon camping area at Watchman on the Virgin River where hummingbirds flew over the river Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2020 Hummingbirds Preamble The featured image shows just how adaptable specialist hummingbirds who migrate to North America are and have to be in the habitats they migrate through and to. Hummingbirds are feisty and …

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International Peasant Foods

In Amazonia, Travel, Argentina, Bolivia, Food, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, USA by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Poor Indian Girls by Train, Altiplano Peru 1974 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  30 March 2020  International Peasant Foods The idea for a restaurant called International Peasant Foods began in Winnipeg. The background is outlined in the previous article Winnipeg as the Center of the Food Universe in 1973. The article explains why only once in a lifetime …

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Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe

In Travel, Food, Canada by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: Front of La Vielle Gare Menu Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 February 2020  Winnipeg Center of the Food Universe, 1973 Background I moved to Winnipeg as a PhD student in zoology at the University of Manitoba in 1973 and lived there for about 14 months. I have many memories of this time, but memories of food are …

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Yellowstone 101

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Featured Image: Canada Geese, Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2019 Yellowstone National Park 101 Introduction I mentioned in my recent article Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone that Yellowstone National Park was the first destination on a tour of western national parks on 9 May 2019. Before we joined the tour Denise and I hired a car …

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Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber

In The rest, Amazonia, Travel, Books by tony6 Comments

Featured: Wade Davis The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes, 2004. Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 September 2019 Richard Evans Schultes & Rubber Introduction I met a young Swiss man about thirty in Pakistan in 1995. I’ll call him Marc. We shared a jeep with he and his girlfriend up the Kaghan Valley through the snow. …

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Wolves, Bears, Yellowstone

In Travel, Books, USA by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Elk, Yellowstone National Park  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 July 2019 Some random reading, quotations and thoughts on wolves, bears and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park and the Western USA Introduction to Yellowstone National Park We embarked on a tour of Western USA National Parks. Something I had wanted to do for years. We departed from Bozeman, …

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The last days of Osama bin Laden 2: 9/11

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Featured photo: Tony 1995, Afghan, money exchange market, Peshawar Bazaar    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  9 August 2015    I want to begin by stating I have no expertise on these matters and am relying on the accounts and expertise of others. However, I do have an interest in the events and hopefully many others in the world do …

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Detective & Crime fiction 4: John Sandford

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 May 2015     Biography John Sandford is also an internationally successful author whose novels invariably appear on the bestseller lists in one format or another. He is the author of thirty-five published novels. John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp who was a journalist before he began writing novels full-time. He …

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Detective & Crime fiction 3: Michael Connelly

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 11 May 2015 Introduction    Michael Connelly is an internationally best-selling American crime fiction writer. He is also prolific. He has an excellent official website, which is the best place to go for more detail about him, his novels, the series order of his Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller books and other details about him …