Author Archives: Joanna M. Weston

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print

Nowhere to go

This comes from out of left field as I thought of long ago class rooms, reunions, and where we go after school … February and grey days that bring back memories and wondering where people went, what they did, what … Continue reading

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Lost

It’s Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and Saint Valentine’s Day today, February 14. The latter started as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring an early saint named Valentinus. It’s not a public holiday but it’s a big celebration … Continue reading

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When one Sparrow Falls

This month’s birth flowers are the violet and the common primrose; birthstone is the amethyst, which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity, all quiet attributes for what is essentially a quiet month though it includes Black History Month, Food … Continue reading

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A Community

I live in a small community, which we refer to as ‘the village’, but it’s alive, robust, with a chocolatérie, medical clinic, drugstore, corner store … all the things one needs from day to day, and then some … A … Continue reading

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Weather or Not

No matter what the sky does, fog, rain, snow, or cloud, the earth turns and we have another day with its dark times and then its bursts of incredible joy … WEATHER OR NOT I take rain                                                 from cupped leaves … Continue reading

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3 Ocean Haiku

I live on an island so the ocean has an influence on my life, and the lives of those around me. The creek that runs nearby, the birds on the beaches, even aerial traffic, they are all part of our … Continue reading

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The Adventure

I said something last week about ‘new adventures’ and ‘challenges’. Here’s the tale of something I tried, and will probably never do again … THE ADVENTURE I had an oyster burger once         ordered it with a sense … Continue reading

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