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Every Song You MakePosted: 19 Sep 2020
Tag Archives: Gardening
Who thought up this plant, anyhow? In fact, who thought up any of them? Continue reading
Pruning trees – the activity, the judgement required, the variables – is a metaphor for deciding where to put my own life energies: which branches to keep, and which will never amount to anything. This one will never come … Continue reading
A reflection on gardeners who gladden my heart with their plantings of yesteryear, now grown to magnificent maturity. Driving over the bridge across the canal, I enter the stretch of this artery that is—to my Western Canadian sensibilities—just a few … Continue reading
I feel the burn instantaneously. The merest touch, no more than a glancing blow, scalds left forearm and leg. I don’t see my life pass before my eyes, exactly, but it’s a close thing. My attacker has been lying in … Continue reading
It’s war. Oh yes, I know all about the mixed records of our ongoing, all-out shooting wars and police actions: the War on Terror, the War on Drugs (notably not a War on Addictions), the Wars on Oceanic and Online … Continue reading