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Word of the day: Friktison

Sean’s Word of the Day Redux: Friktison

fr·ik·t·i·son (friktison) /ˈfɹɪkʃən̩/ noun.

1. The rubbing of one fictional manuscript or literary work against another, esp. those of an author and their children: My mother just started writing short stories and dropped her submission in the mail with mine; it’s been causing friktison.
2. Conflict, as between fiction authors having dissimilar ideas, interests or genres: My brother and I have had some friktison between our short stories.



Tin Can Canucks

Tales of the Tin-Can Canucks

The Royal Canadian Navy celebrated it’s centenary in 2010.  In 2014 the RCN celebrated 100 years of Canadian Submarines. Coming up in 2020 it will be 100 years since the commissioning of Canada’s first Destroyers HMCS Patriot and HMCS Patrician.  It will be the centenary of Tin Cans (destroyers) and Tin Can Canucks (destroyer sailors) in the Canadian Navy.

Tin Can Canucks: HMCS St. Croix

HMCS St. Croix

While there have been some fabulous books on various classes of ships in Canadian service–written by Canadian authors I deeply admire like Ken Macpherson, Julie Ferguson, J. David Perkins and others–I have yet to see a book published that looks at the story of destroyers in Canadian service.  So, in advance of 2020 I decided I had to write one–and call it… (drum roll)…

Tin Can Canucks

While I work on the manuscript, I wanted to share some of the amazing stories I’ve unearthed in my research–stories of men and ships and circumstances that are very much uniquely Canadian (including shelling the American west coast, surviving a monster gale on the way to Bermuda, or breaking up a mutiny on a merchant ship amongst other).  So those I think are most interesting–or frankly if I think I need a blog post in a jiffy–I’ll post here over the next few months.

I hope to have Tin Can Canucks completed this summer, and from there we will see how she goes.  In the meantime, I hope my readership (minuscule as I assume it to be) will enjoy reading these tales as much as I enjoyed writing them.

If you read one or more of these tales, and are interested in getting a copy of the book once it’s published, please leave a comment to let me know–I’ll post how to get a copy once I have that sorted out 🙂



This is just wrong…

Via smintheus @ DailyKos:

Boss in an IT company fired three non-smokers because they’d requested a smoke-free workplace.

“I can’t be bothered with trouble-makers… Everyone picks on smokers these days. It’s time for revenge. I’m only going to hire smokers from now on.”

Hello? Rights? Sheesh.


Updated 01-11-08 12:59 ~ Well, I beat least year’s number of entries. Yayy me!

I Should've added this LAST Year….

I got my first submission to the Aircraft Resource Center posted on November 27, 2007:

Sean Campbell has been busy wandering down memory lane as he built his award winning 1/48 Academy Mirage IIIR. Sean scratchbuilt the cockpit and other areas of his Mirage with very good effect. He also tells the very heart warming and amusing tale of building this kit as a young lad with his Dad. Nice one Sean…..thanks for the memory.

I was pretty jazzed about that–doesn’t hurt that the model was a fine piece of work if I do say so myself 😉

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