Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rising and Falling with the Sun

Rising and Falling with the Sun

For most of my adult life I have been an early riser. The sun is our internal clock so why would we not honour that even in these artificial days of television and other distractions. The province of Saskatchewan never alters the clock with daylight saving time—it's a unnecessary artefact that does little.
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I see from this graph that our maximum daylight occurs June 21 with 15:35 of daylight starting at 5:29 and setting at 21:03. That gives us 15.5 hours of daylight and 8.5 hours of night, of rest. That should be appropriate to us.
We were always also taught that an hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours afterward. Yes it is an old fable but there is probably many grains of truth in the saying.
With the availability for most of us to record as much TV as we want, we should be able to follow this principle. Why not give it a try?

(I do like a good nap too!)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Bannerman, Lieut.-Colonel W. B. (maybe William Bruce see below)
"W.B. Bannerman's published works include Smoky Range, Murder in the Legion (with Ian Cameron), Santos, Border Detective, and Down the Texas Trail" from

Report of the Plague Research Laboratory for the Official Year Ending 31st March 1905
Published by Government Central Press, India, Bombay, 1906

Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India. No 33. The Production of Alkali in liquid media by the Bacillus Pestis.
Published by Office of the Superintendent of Goverment Printing, India, Calcutta,, 1908

Concering Animals And Other Matters
London, J. Murray, ©1914.

The registers of marriages of St. Mary le Bone, Middlesex, 1668-1812 : and of Oxford chapel, Vere street, St. Mary le Bone, 1736-1754
[HARDCOVER] St. Marylebone (Parish : London, England),Bannerman, W. Bruce (William Bruce), 1862-1933,Bannerman, Ronald, b. 1888,St. Peter's Chapel, Vere Street (London, England). 1917.

Parish registers of Lullingstone, co. Kent [1578-1812]
Author: W. Bruce Bannerman; Lullingstone, England (Parish). Publisher: London [1918]

Parish registers of Horton Kirbie, Co. Kent [1678-1812]
Author: W. Bruce Bannerman; Horton Kirby, England (Parish). Publisher: London [1918]

Murder in the Legion
Cameron, Ian & W. B. Bannerman. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, GB

Down the Texas Trail
Publisher: London, [1936]

Bad End Valley
Publisher: London, [1937]

The Whispering Riders
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 246 pages, 1937.

Dead March in the Desert; the story of Mervyn Pellew (ex-légionnaire 8901) as told to W.B. Bannerman. Also known as The Lost Patrol
Author: Mervyn Pellew; W B Bannerman. Publisher: London, S. Low, Marston & Co. [1937]. This story refers to Niagra Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

Accursed Of Allah : A Novel
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co, UK, First Edition Dated 1938.

Légionnaire Spy. A novel.

Publisher: London, [1939]

SANTOS. Border Detective
Published by Sydney: F.J. Thwaites (1940) First Australian edition., 1940

Smoky Range (Sombrero Western series)
Published by Frederick Muller 1952

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As an armed forces brat, we lived in Rockcliff (Ottawa), Namao (Edmonton), Southport (Portage La Prairie), Manitoba, and Dad retired to St. Margaret's Bay, NS.
Working with the Federal Govenment for 25 years, Canadian Hydrographic Service, mostly. Now married to Gail Kelly, with two grown children, Luke and Denyse. Retired to my woodlot at Stillwater Lake, NS, on the rainy days I study the life and work of A. Hyatt Verrill 1871-1954.