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Light of the World

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  ~John 8:12~ The sun casts its late afternoon light upon the tops of the birch trees behind my home as I sit here, mulling over words that seem reluctant to show me their &hellip Continue reading »

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Love beyond words

“Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing–sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death–can take that love away.” ~Henri Nouwen     I am feeling particularly loved today. And so, particularly joyful. One of the most cherished gifts I have received was when my dearest girlfriend looked &hellip Continue reading »

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Write in Community

Want to Write? Need Inspiration?  Join a weekly creative writing group! Maybe you want to write, but are not sure how to start. Or perhaps you’ve been writing, but want to deepen the experience and explore new techniques. Join a casual weekly writing group in Albert County and experience the inspiration of writing in community &hellip Continue reading »

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The Shorebirds of Mary’s Point

Excerpt from Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka by Deborah Carr The tide is on its ebb flow. At water’s edge, a woman lies on her back, arms outstretched, palms skyward, feet pointed to the sea. Mud pillows her head and shoulders as the water swirls around her, lifting strands of her hair, tickling &hellip Continue reading »

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You can’t change your feet

When I was little, I loved to balance on the hump in the back of the car (before seat belt laws and child-seats), lean over the seat between my parents, and biff out songs at the top of my skinny voice, imagining myself on the radio someday. Unfortunately, my pitch was as wobbly as a &hellip Continue reading »

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Raspberry pickin’

One of my favourite summertime activities is a visit to Harper’s U-Pick in Hillsborough, NB when the raspberries are ripe. It’s not far from my home, so after my morning coffee, I may head down for a few bowls of berries before the sun rises too high.  The difficult part is to only pick enough &hellip Continue reading »

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Made for this

  How divine she was; trés élégant really. Tall and thin, alert eyes rimmed in white mascara and gleaming, her breast shimmering, catching the afternoon light like a pillow of ruddy silk…her heart turned inside out. I watched through the binoculars, delighted with her economy of motion, her intensity and focus. Her perkiness. I’ve never &hellip Continue reading »

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Birds of a feather….

….fly together. It’s time to let your writing spirit take flight and spend time appreciating our great outdoors with other like-minded birds. Sussex Celebrates Nature event organizers have advised me that they are able to offer my June 2nd Write in Nature workshop free of charge. Yay! They have planned an entire day packed with &hellip Continue reading »

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