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On White Dunes

Remembrance Day, November 11th, is fast approaching. I’ve been reading my father’s poetry, and thinking of him. He died in Normandy, June 1944. His poems reveal how soldiers carry homes, families, their past, close to their hearts … ON WHITE … Continue reading

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In My Atlas

A bird’s or a child’s view of the landscape can be so different from what the map shows, or our own limited view … IN MY ATLAS the twisted grin of a rural road                                 seen by a crow on its … Continue reading

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Anniversary

We’ve just celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary with close family and lots of laughter. Great fun. And now for the next 50 … A ANNIVERSARY we came hand-in-hand down the aisle no idea that we would walk into campgrounds       a … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Man

Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wonder about my father, who died in Normandy, June 1944: what kind of man he would have been if he had survived the war? Was he changed by his experiences of the desert, … Continue reading

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Single

How do people manage on Social Assistance when they have kids, rent to pay, groceries to buy? Are they able to work even part-time? find time to play? … A SINGLE one slim bag of groceries                          three kids and no … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread

Family gabfests are apt to range swiftly from one topic to another: memories shared; a touch at politics; who is doing what, when, and where. An endless discussion that leaps from math to kids to computers to books … LOSING … Continue reading

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High Style

Is anything more fun than taking a child to the park? Watching her, or him, on the slides, checking out all the equipment, just plain having fun? … A HIGH STYLE                                        he swooshes down the long yellow slide wearing green … Continue reading

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