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Artistic Survival

The other day I heard myself say to a friend, “I lack discipline. I am being lazy, that’s all.” Those words (coming from me) sounded somewhat strange to my own ears. Because not long ago I had read in a … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid To Write?

“I write in terror. I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence, sometimes every syllable.” Cynthia Ozick Are you afraid to write? I am. Every time I start to put words on paper to write an article for … Continue reading

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But If We Wait

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, let’s go.”  Lemony Snicket A few years after settling in Montreal, … Continue reading

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To Stay Or Leave?

Is it only me? Are you by any chance also troubled by this talk of referendum? During the past few days when I watch the news on TV and I listen to people talk about leaving Montreal and Quebec, to … Continue reading

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Which One Of These Writers Are You?

Do you believe in lucky charms? Do you have a ring, or bracelet or a scarf, or hat, or a dress that you think if you wear you would be lucky? Perhaps a habit that you start your day with, … Continue reading

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Nothing Is

Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever felt that at the moment, at the absolute point in time, that one thing finally goes right something else goes wrong? Has it always been like this? Is this the law … Continue reading

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Do You Worry Too Much?

Are you like me? Do you worry too much? Do you lose sleep over matters that may seem trivial to others? The synonyms listed in the thesaurus for worry are: Worry (verb)- be anxious- fret- be concerned- be troubled- be … Continue reading

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Sit And Watch

“The only way to keep things slow was to watch everything and do nothing! You could stretch a day to three days, sure just by watching.” Ray Bradbury ‘Watching’ is what I have done for almost a year now. Sit … Continue reading

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Words! Mere Words!

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life … Continue reading

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Forget Everything

A few months ago I had some guests over for coffee. It was the first time some of them were visiting me in my house and one woman said, “I didn’t know you had so many books, I would have … Continue reading

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