Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

This picture arrived in my email inbox from Victoria, B.C. on one of those dreadful when-will-spring-arrive mornings. For a minute or so after it landed, I brooded no longer. I imagined drifting with the deer on ocean air among the … Continue reading

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To Min love Lucy

Postcard to Miss M. Judd, 2 Clifton Road, Folkstone. August 5, 1914:  Dear Min. I am so glad you are having a nice time. Isn’t the war dreadful? My brother and his chum have volunteered for the front, starting this … Continue reading

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Madeleine Parent and me

Madeleine Parent worked down the hall from me at the Confederation of Canadian Union (CCU) office in Toronto. It was 1981. I was 22 and Madeleine was 63. I was as intimidated by her as I was of everyone else … Continue reading

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