memoir

Category: memoir

After a long, satisfying career writing two-minute television news stories, the seed for my first book was planted on a memorable day as I embarked on the job of a lifetime.

 

It was April 2011.  I had just landed my dream promotion:  London-based Europe Bureau Chief for Global National.  The taxi was waiting to take me to the airport to begin my posting, my first major assignment to cover the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  As I said my goodbyes, my wife Isabella handed me a present.  It was a journal with a green leather cover.

 

If I hadn't...

Posted on April 19 by James Bartleman

Some people take up fishing, golf or travel when they reach their mid-sixties and draw their first pension cheques. I fulfilled a long-standing dream and took up writing books. I am now seventy-six and In Seasons of Hope, I look back over seventy years to my early connections to Muskoka, Orillia and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. I move on to my thirty-five years as a Canadian diplomat foreign policy adviser to the prime minister. I finish up with my time as Ontario’s first Aboriginal lieutenant governor. People like looking at photos and so the book is filled with them.