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Gratitude – Post 129 – Summer

I am grateful for summer, August specifically, though it comes with mixed feelings. It was warm today, the sun persistent, but trying not to be hot, surpassing that threshold without intention. August is ending, as I write this, the calendar … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 128 – A Misplaced Imagination

I am grateful for Write magazine, a benefit of membership with The Writers’ Union of Canada. I have heard from other writers in the last several months, each expressing a sense of stifled imagination despite having more time to dedicate … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 127 – The Village

I am grateful for Andrew and Ray, and for Abby and Ben. Let me explain. Oran a azu nwa, translated to English – it takes a village to raise a child – is an African proverb, specifically from Nigeria’s Igbo … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 126 – My clothesline

I am grateful for my clothesline. I love my clothesline. Love love love it. I have mentioned my devotion before and those who know me, are well aware of my affection for the fifty-some feet of white “marine” cotton rope … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 125 – The Soul of Nova Scotia

I am grateful for the soul of Nova Scotia, my adopted home, that has been tested in the darkest way. I don’t often write about difficult subjects in my blog. There is no shortage of negative news swirling around day … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 124 – Linden and Dianne

I am grateful for Linden and Dianne Swansburg and the example they make. Let me explain. The expression “it takes a village to raise a child” has always been true, but recently I was reminded that it takes a child … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 123 – Uncle Dick

I am grateful for “Uncle Dick”. I find myself, this morning as I sit at my desk, thinking about those people who helped shape my character when I was growing up. Not the idols whose pictures I taped to my bedroom … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 122 -Ahmad Meree

I am grateful for Ahmad Meree, a twenty-eight-year-old refugee from Aleppo, Syria, who found his way to Canada in 2016. He wrote and stars in his play Suitcase. The play ran in Toronto until February 1, 2020, performed in Ahmad’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 121 – Mathematics

I am grateful for mathematics. There is an artistic beauty in mathematics that both calms my soul and feeds my enthusiasm. I don’t often share my opinion on the subject of mathematics with those around me, because my words are … Continue reading

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Gratitude – Post 120 – Charles Dickens

I am grateful for Charles Dickens. My children’s Christmas art work is up, the creations from their early childhood. Christmas lights are up. Nat and Bing are singing their versions of seasonal favourites to me. The snow comes and goes. … Continue reading

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