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Time for Creativity by Jessica Outram

Imagine you nurtured your creativity and everything changed. When schools closed in March the rhythm of life changed. The world shifted from out there to inside the house. Now home was the container for every aspect of our days. The boundaries between working and living blurred. What made sense now in this new way of… Continue reading Time for Creativity by Jessica Outram

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“Anniversaries” and “Montreal Massacre” by Mia Burrus

August 6 and 9 are the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am rereading John Hersey’s account of six hibakusha, literally “explosion-affected persons”, thinking of the tiny lanterns set alfoat on the river each August, and the Hirohima memorial/museum, which, if I had a bucket list, would be on it.… Continue reading “Anniversaries” and “Montreal Massacre” by Mia Burrus

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Listen by Kim Aubrey

Photo by James Lee from Unsplash Listen The doe grazing at wood’s edge gazes up as I slow down, entranced by her calm eyes, her jaw chewing, her refusal of fear, the power in her gentleness.   The online teacher invites us to brush air with palms and soles, to eschew control’s illusion. The yogi… Continue reading Listen by Kim Aubrey

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Releasing a Book During a Pandemic by Shane Joseph

Photo by Jair Lazaro from Unsplash “So, if you quit writing fiction, why are you releasing another novel?” my rational self asks me. “For God’s Sake, man!” this know-it-all-self erupts in more self-righteousness, “the world is in lockdown, people have no money for food, they are too scared to go out to GET food, let… Continue reading Releasing a Book During a Pandemic by Shane Joseph