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Ten fun free things to do in Kingston this Canada Day weekend

Happy #Canada150! It’s been wonderful to see the outpouring of love and pride for our nation in our sesquicentennial year. No matter what your plans are this weekend, I hope it involves enjoying time with family and friends and doing something uniquely Canadian. 505 more words

Kingston Pen - III

As promised, the last of my photo essays on the Kingston Penitentiary. I do have other pictures, but it is time to move on. If I was less lazy I would caption these for you. 43 more words


Kingston Pen - II

More pictures today from the Kingston Penitentiary. I think I will have one last set on Monday – Saturday and Sunday’s posts are already planned.  … 104 more words


Kingston Pen - I

For the next few days I’m going to give you a glimpse of what we saw when we toured Kingston Penitentiary last summer. It is a massive complex, imposing both inside and out. 62 more words


Signing My Life Away

I wrote this last year to be the introduction to my series on the Kingston Penitentiary, then wound up postponing the series. Yesterday, with tickets going on sale for the 2017 season I ran a post about the place, but it was out of order. 551 more words


Prison Is For Everyone

Tickets go on sale today for the new season at one of the hottest tourist attractions in Canada. The infamous Portsmouth Prison, better known as the… 583 more words


The Convict Lover

Several years ago, I read The Convict Lover by local writer Merilyn Simonds.  It is based on a pile of letters that the author found in the attic of her new house, letters written by a convict to a girl who lived next to the quarry where the convict labourers toiled, taking place in 1919.   284 more words