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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 5

Saskatchewan jokes…

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 6

Famous Fantastic Quotations…

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 7

Important Canadian quotation from 1839

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 8

Short Essays

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 9

Ghosts and Spirits

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 10

The Bohemian Embassy

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 11

Should Pope Pius XII be canonized?

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 12

Alphabet of Canadianisms

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 13

Poetry Reading

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Colombo’s Podcast: Episode 14

Causeries

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New Publication!

Less of Light is the title of the latest volume of poetry composed by John Robert Colombo. It consists of all the poems and literary effects that the author and anthologist wrote between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. … Continue reading

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Last book of 2011

Aphorisms are on my mind these days. I have released a new collection of them. A Quaint and Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore consists of 104 pages of aphoristic expressions, comments, and observations that go from Abkhazia and Achievement to … Continue reading

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Jeepers …

Jeepers Creepers … Yes, the title of my latest book is Jeepers Creepers … and it consists of about three dozen ghost stories … that is, told-as-true accounts of encounters with ghosts and spirits reported by Canadians from across the … Continue reading

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Taking Jung to Task

“In her thoughtful epic work, Sophia Writ Large / Sophia Writ Small, Canadian poet Ruth Colombo takes Jung to task.” So writes Daryl Sharp in his newly published book Trampled to Death by Geese. His book combines memoir and commentary. … Continue reading

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Aphorisms Aplenty

Gnomology is an old word for an old activity: the study, the collection, or the writing of aphorisms and aphoristic expressions. James Geary, the English writer and authority on the subject of aphorisms, has dubbed me a “modern gnomologist.” Imponderables … Continue reading

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Ghost Books

Ghosts and Where to Find Them These are the notes that I made for an talk that I delivered at The Grange, Saturday, 24 Oct. 2009. The Grange in question is in Mississauga, not The Grange at the Art Gallery … Continue reading

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