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Robin Morgan standing at lectern

Distilled by Parkinson’s

In May 2015, poet Robin Morgan gave a TED talk that woke me up. She had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and wrote poems full of life and humor and insight. Who but a poet would say of a disease like that, “I do not feel diminished by Parkinson’s; I feel distilled by it, and I actually like very much the… Read more →

Farewell to an extraordinary muse

Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese is gone. He has left on the journey whose destination is mysterious to those of us still plodding along in our earthly lives. When I heard the news on CBC this morning, I was devastated. He had fallen silent on Facebook. His last entry was November 26, 2016, when he wrote: Two men saw a pile… Read more →

Feel the fear, and write it anyway

Having watched Elizabeth Gilbert talk about creativity many times, I knew what to expect from Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Gilbert delivers a pat on the back and a boot in the bum for anyone feeling timorous about their own creative life. It reads the way Gilbert talks – informally and with openness, intelligence, encouragement and a tinge of… Read more →

Magic Path

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Shy Snowdrop

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