They Don’t Complain ..

Or, Lost Lagoon, at Christmastime: The Christmas tree made out of the fountain is a shabby decoration and quite out of place with its glitter and gleaming lights At sundown, before supper, one of the days it did not rain … Continue reading

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Knowing My Son

This is a poem by my daughter Sarah, published last week in ‘The Antigonish Review’ To read other poems by Sarah, check with the July, 2013 archive I think I might not know my son.           … Continue reading

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How To Make A Smoke Ring

My year at the Faculty did not begin well. It was in the second week of the term when the signs appeared on the glass of the front door, the walls of the cafeteria, and what was once the little … Continue reading

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I’ve never done this sort of thing before

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poem done in 1975; now nailed to kitchen cabinet door with scotch tape on four flimsy sides

Humility To reflect the universe Passively, Perfectly A mirroring My mirroring Mine   ~~

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LCBO ..

To the counter, with Carlo Rossi Rose 1.5L and Cariboo six pack Honey Lager `debit’ says I to the clerk. Oops. `thrust it in too soon’ I say to clerk, and he and all the lineups laugh loudly `Story of … Continue reading

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Royal Roads

The one hundred and twenty five year Old and now quite varnished Man Has decided that BIRDS should have populated his planet Peacefully, and met up with the other Intelligences in our Universe So, except during the hours when he … Continue reading

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Revision: Jimmy The Man-Child

  This is a revision of an old blog, printed today for Remembrance Day.  S.R. My maternal Grandmother, Mary Michaela O’Loughlin, gave birth to two families during the first quarter of the last century. There were five children in the … Continue reading

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My World Fifty Years Ago Part III

On Graduation Day, June, 1964, after the traditional shedding of the thread-bare, faded blue dresses worn under white bibs and aprons for three years, we put on new uniforms of purist white for the first time. A grand sit-down breakfast … Continue reading

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Iris -Redux-

I was out at the beach, catching our last rays and not watching my e-mail, so I’ve missed you again, Smartypants. I am doing something interesting though … I found out that Iris Murdoch had written another book called ‘The … Continue reading

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