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Virginia and Roger

I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street. In this madly slap-dash way we’re living, with twisted wires limply cascading from our ears and the steady thrum of recorded voice pressing against our … 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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A more hopeful tomorrow

PART FIVE: CONCLUSION OF MONUMENTAL WOMEN Finally, one day, I received a welcome response to my inquiries: a nice, tight break down of names, sites, plaques, and reasons for designation. According to this list, there are approximately 150 historical markers … Continue reading

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“I think of Susanna Moodie’s grave”

PART FOUR: MONUMENTAL WOMEN In a press release about The Famous Five put out by the National Council of Women of Canada, there is a statement about how little women’s history is taught in our schools and that The Famous … Continue reading

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Monumental Women

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I’m unearthing a story I wrote five years ago and stretching it to fill a few blog posts. Because I want to stretch the celebration of the day. I published this  essay in Herizons, a … Continue reading

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Poetry dust up.

At what age did I abandon poetry? I know why but not sure when. Why was to earn a living and that meant giving up the treasured moments I once enjoyed while inside verse, either my own little words or … Continue reading

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Her Pen Like a Broom

This posting comes direct to you from Toronto’s Only Cafe, venue of the monthly Draft reading series. Last weekend I was invited to read excerpts from my unpublished manuscript about my life as a cleaning lady cum obituary writer. The … Continue reading

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