Sears Braithwaite (of Bullard)

Top Reviewer Ranking: 779
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (73 of 88)
Location: Ontario


Top Reviewer Ranking: 779 - Total Helpful Votes: 73 of 88
APC 8-Outlet 2525J Surge Protector by APC Canada
I have two big APC battery backup/surge protection units for our desktop Macs. Unfortunately we had a nearby lightning strike and an old Windows laptop connected through ethernet had its motherboard fried, along with out cable modem. They replaced our modem and at the same time I ordered this surge protector. I power the cable modem, the Apple wireless router, and a WD My Book external drive through it.

Nice surprise (though I shouldn't have been surprised, seeing it is APC) the unit came with both a telephone cable and a co-ax cable. This is not mentioned that I have seen on the product description on Amazon.
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Unlike a lot of readers here, apparently, I had never heard of Boyden. I picked up the book out of an interest in local history and in the culture of the native Canadians--in particular their spiritual beliefs. You know--the whole Orenda thing.

The prose is excellent. The beginning is gripping and the characterization good. The middle slows. The ending is dramatic but feels contrived. Reminded me a lot of Michael Mann's film of Last of the Mohicans.

The publisher does not make it clear but from what I can make out, this is a fictionalized/parallel version of what happened to the Huron nation in the late 1640's, along with the Jesuit martyrdom. Very similar but I gather… Read more
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, Dec 3 2013
Like Lava1964, Orr has always been to me the greatest player, but I have to agree with Lava's review. The book is often superficial, almost coming across as one of those celebrity books--lots of praise and love (but of course no dirt--this is Bobby Orr!). And a lot of life-lesson stuff. I wasn't looking for any of that. I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of The Game, but Orr is simply not built that way. By nature Ken Dryden is a far more reflective man, and a bit of a poet. He brought his time in hockey to life. Bobby, on the other hand, glides over his.

Just one example: they both go over their formative years. Dryden wrote memorably about how important the… Read more