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Love & Fear, Grief & Grace

1 year ago

Of all the coverage post-Charlottesville, one CBC radio interview stays with me in particular.  Megan Williams of The Current interviewed a former …


Power and the Feminine

3 years ago

A few days ago, I heard Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio’s The Current trying valiantly to moderate a conversation – debate …


Saying YES to Peace

4 years ago

When I returned from North East India in December, I wrote a blog that I entitled ‘extreme-everything-postcard-from-india.html Extreme Everything’.  Exquisite beauty marred …


Remembering Day 2014: A Reprise

4 years ago

DULCE ET DECORUM EST

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, 
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, 
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs 
And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 
           Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots 
           But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;  
           Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots  
         Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
                           Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling, 
                           Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time; 
                           But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
                    
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime . . . 


Worlds Colliding

5 years ago

Author’s note:  October 2012.  While a lot of time is spent in training sessions, it is important to me to do the …


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