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Is Writing A Book Horrible?

In his book Why I Write, first published in 1946, George Orwell writes: “Putting aside the need to earn a living, I think there are four great motives for writing, at any rate for writing prose. They exist in different … Continue reading

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I Write Myself Out

From a very early age, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. I grew up with this dream. But somewhere along the way, I totally abandoned the idea. To be exact, between the ages of … Continue reading

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Silent Screams

“Mom I put the book back in the library. Sorry I couldn’t read past the first few pages. It’s such a bad book.” “You don’t have to apologize,” I said and thought about the book. The book she referred to … 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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Memories Can Never Rub Away

“A man is what he remembers. And he is free by virtue of what he remembers.” Leon Surmelian The internet is buzzing with news of Christian villages and towns being destroyed by rebels in Syria, churches burnt, nuns taken hostage … Continue reading

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There Is Nothing I Wish More

When I looked out my window today morning it was snowing. I grumbled and sighed and then went into the kitchen to make coffee. Don’t get me wrong on this. I love nature. But this winter has somehow been too … Continue reading

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Spring Is Full Of Promise

Saturday was an emotional day for me and my family. In fact last week in its entirety was a lot more emotional than any of the weeks before. My son got his engineering Iron Ring on Saturday evening. I was … Continue reading

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The Real Things Haven’t Changed

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln   I wake up every morning … Continue reading

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You Don’t Figure It Out!

“Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.” Vladimir Nabokov Is that how life is? Only a deception? At another time, in a different world or in a parallel universe, I wouldn’t have agreed. … Continue reading

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Promises! Promises!

It’s election time here in Quebec. In less than a month, on April 7th, we Quebecers will elect a new government, and perhaps a new premier. And like every election time all we see and hear in the media are … Continue reading

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