Colombian Dreams

  My parents, Harold and Dorothy Siebert, have stories to tell. They now live on the paradise of Pender Island, a stones throw from the ferry route to Vancouver Island, BC. Twenty years ago we lived in Colombia, a country then ripped apart by civil war and drug cartels. In Medellin, murder was the leading cause of …

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How it all began – my life in Colombia

Having just written reviews of The History Boys and Ken Osborne's book on Canadian education, I was delighted to learn that Osborne was an Oxford groomed "history boy" himself, tutored for a while by playwright Allan Bennett. The Canadian Historical Review (March 2012) recently published Osborne's autobiographical reflections on his career as a history teacher, …

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