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HAKA | MANA | STAUNCH MAN, YEAH?

HAKA | MANA | STAUNCH MAN, YEAH? Do things exist if we cannot name them? If named, are they into being now and forever furthered into their sense? I think so. I remember meeting someone in my life for whom there was no words to describe them but I knew there was a word. (I […]

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THOUGHT: DiscUSsion or – just digust?

DiscUSsion or – just digust? I used to GET PAID for my public opinion that appeared in a printed weekly in news agent boxes on every bloody street corner, of every Ottawa city street stretching from the downtown out to suburban Orleans and Barhaven, and over to rural Perth, and into Quebec’s Chelsea and as […]

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TV LOVE: The Letters: Rediscovering the Art of Courtship

Who doesn’t miss getting love letters these days? ? ? If you’re craving some extra romance this Valentine’s day, tune in to THE LETTERS: REDISCOVERING THE ART OF COURTSHIP! (I’m the host!) In this exciting and unique series, ten Suitors set out to court a mysterious woman known to them only as “Roxanne,” but with […]

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LOVE: “From the garden to the grave” – the non-burden of true love

A mate sent me this video for the skateboarding, and I stayed for the lyrics. Remarkable tune featuring the singer of Reuben and the Dark and his young Big Brother. You can see footage of them in their younger age. The lyrics of “from garden to the grave” and “if you want a hiding place […]

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NEWS! Sylvie est une *Nouvelle Blogueuse* chez Migraine Québec!

Je suis la nouvelle blogueuse chez Migraine Québec! Mon témoignage. Ma biographie! “Je m’appelle Sylvie Hill, j’ai 46 ans et je suis une migraineuse épisodique classique. Mes déclencheurs sont les hormones menstruelles et, évidemment, le stress émotionnel épique. Éviter l’alcool et le fromage, mes tantes et les dynamiques familiales angoissantes, la cigarette, et m’en tenir […]

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THOUGHT: Do / Be: why people feel it’s impressive to tell you how good they are in bed?

IN DATING, I wonder why people feel it’s impressive to tell you how good they are in bed? Imagine how ridiculous it would sound if they told you how great they were at loving? And here’s the point: no virtuous and experienced potential lover needs to advertise a thing. It can be read in the […]

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BOOK PEER-REVIEW: “Motherhood in Precarious Times” | Demeter Press

I was honoured during the summer of 2019 to peer-review an anthology of essays and poems about mothers in dangerous times. An exceptional and enlightening read now published, Motherhood in Precarious Times is available for purchase for $24.95 on Demeter Press. My favouring review appears on the back blurb of the book. “Motherhood in Precarious […]

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RANT: Bon Voyage! The trips to us, them, others: always back in time?

Hein, qu’est-ce que je dois faire? C’est vrai je dois bien finir quelque part Loin de tes terres, de ta mémoire Je voulais juste te dire au revoir Juste une dernière fois te revoir Avant que j’erre, que je ne m’égare J’aimerais qu’on se serre puis qu’on se sépare – Le Rempart BON VOYAGE! I […]

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THOUGHT: The Bright Lights of the Dark Side of a “broken family”

THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE DARK SIDE People with tiny minds seem to forget something about those of us who have suffered tough childhoods… In the case of a sociopathic parent, chances are – that parent was brilliantly charismatic, highly achieved, and supremely competent in the public world while …triggered privately. In the case of […]

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LISTEN-READ | Language & Reality: What are we really saying when we’re speaking?

What are we really saying when we’re speaking? As mentioned in this You Tube video on language, while a Roman Emperor said once that knowing a second language gives you a second soul, Juliet in Shakespeare says that a rose by any other name would still be a rose and still smell as sweet. Judgey, […]

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