Category Archives: Poetry

Christmas Lockdown

—to all the architects of lockdown, including Bonnie Henry   O you directors of madness, magicians of chaos, hearts hard and dead as flint,   your arid carols strike no sparks of joy, no scintillating strings of rainbow light.   … Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Dead Part 2

The Personal My mother, Dianne Joyce, died on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, at age 79 from heart and lung complications due to a rare lung condition known as Interstitial Lung Disease. From her first diagnosis some four years ago, her … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Birthday: Rock’s Romantic Classic

1. The Magician’s Birthday Party The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep deserves a place of honour in the tradition of mythic storytelling, not scorn for its “sword and sorcery” overtones. And anyway, the low-budget films and comic books that originated … Continue reading

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