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13
May

Discovery

Discovery I get the spring ritual. Yank out the dead rot, turn over the soil, and pray for gentle weather to coax the timid tulips out…

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21
Apr

Drop anchor

Pause to plan Sailing in stormy waters can feel exhilarating and nauseous, all at once. It’s just a squall we tell ourselves; we’ll be out of…

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24
Mar

I didn’t see this coming

C'est la vie ma chérie. There is an elderly woman in my French Conversation class. I enjoy partnering with Marie because she has lived most of…

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27
Jan

If you get it wrong

You’ll get it right next time* Those who tangle with the enigma of creativity in any discipline, know all about getting things wrong. It’s how they…

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11
Nov

Give Peace a Chance

We owe it to each other. It’s November and bright red poppies are popping up on lapels, in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for…

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11
Nov

Keep the Porch Light On

“I can’t tell you where I am going or when I’ll come home. Mom, please understand I have to do this.” It was two days after…

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29
Oct

Advocates

“Are you getting your needs met?” she asked. I had no idea what she was talking about. What needs? I was employed, the fridge was stocked,…

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30
Sep

The Hole is Bigger Than the Ball

Take the shot. The elegance of a perfectly executed stroke, the assurance of well-mannered conduct, and the stunning beauty of the course. Though I don’t play…

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09
Sep

Here Come the Two Fastest Losers

They all look fast. When the commentator announced the three leaders in the Rio Olympics’ men’s 100-metre first track heat, I was taken aback by his…

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26
Aug

Oh Canada

We do resilience eh? Anyone who’s weathered a natural disaster (and our country has had its share) knows hope is imperative. It’s what we cling to…

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