Neil and this blog

Details of the forthcoming book – The Lines Are Still Blazing – will be released soon. In the meantime, to whet the appetite:

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All his life, Neil was a news junkie and in his role as editorial director of CJAD he would read all the newspapers of the day looking for subjects upon which to write editorials for broadcasting on air. For the rest of his life this was a habit that would continue. The internet expanded his reach, adding the New York Times, The Huffington Post, and the Washington Post to his reading list. And then Neil hit upon starting his own blog which took off with a bang and quickly drew a band of dedicated readers (in his words a ‘merry band of bloggers’).

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Top ten postings :
IS RELIGION A HOAX?    1,190
IS CANADA THE UNITED STATES BEST FRIEND? 1,161
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAPLE SYRUP AND TABLE SYRUP? 1,005
SHOULD CANADA SELL ITS WATER? 988
SHOULD THE SENATE BE ABOLISHED? 959
A writing query 929
SHOULD CANADA SPEND MORE ON OLYMPIC ATHLETES? 723
WHOM DOES THE ‘BIRTHER’ ISSUE HURT? 678
COULD THE DEBT CRISIS IN THE U.S. AFFECT CANADA? 657
IS ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ STILL POLITICALLY CORRECT? 651
Most visits in one day
https://neilmckenty.com/2012/05/12/neil-mckenty-1924-2012/    <800 hits

The image below is the wordmaze produced by subjects discussed on Neil’s blog

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After Neil’s death in 2012, a group of his friends, including his wife Catharine, decided to maintain the blog and add archival radio and television clips to it to this very day.

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