Monthly Archives: April 2011

“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.” -Jackson Pollock

“I’ve gotta go. Enjoy every second.” Settling in today to write this post, I stumbled across these two tiny sentences starting up the draft of another post I began a week or so ago. It was lying in wait for … Continue reading

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Douglas Lochhead: Tucked Away Corners Called Poetry

McLaren’s Beach, St. John NB Summer 1930, (D. Lochhead, on left). These words belong to Peter Sanger, friend to Douglas Lochhead and fellow Maritime poet. I interviewed Sanger for an obituary I wrote on Lochhead. I admired his insights so … Continue reading

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By the River

I cannot find an appropriate obituary subject. Sometimes I stumble across one-who-is-no-longer through bits I hear on the radio, or from friends who learn about a distant loss in their movement, the labour community maybe. Someone whom they believe must … Continue reading

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I don’t know nothing about birthin’ babies!

This morning I applied for a job. A 3-day a week office administration gig that might help me continue to be a freelance writer and still eat. It’s always exciting to apply for work. I imagine not only the joys … Continue reading

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Roger Abbott on hold

Roger Abbott died last Saturday. I filed his obituary with The Globe today. Six days later. This was a record for me and now I’m satisfied that I can do it. There are many challenges in the way, not the … Continue reading

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