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Quarantine Wishes by Kathryn Macdonald

Image by Veronika Andrews from Pixabay black heads bobbing     chicka-dee-dee-dee among winter-shrivelled barberries   goldfinches’ ti-dee-di-di     music lilting like waves through air   plump mourning doves in pairs singing their sad ooahoo oo oo oo   congregations of ducks     quacking a family of swans silently swimming   fish in the river and heron along the… Continue reading Quarantine Wishes by Kathryn Macdonald

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Runaway Train Nov 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

  A runaway train hurtles south to the end of the world   Once it wound slowly through great plains and mountains fuelled by adventure and promise—   now its churning wheels run hot faster and faster passed the hungry and the homeless the sick and the dying the forgotten and the cast out  … Continue reading Runaway Train Nov 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

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The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

In the beginning was the Word, and it was given to the Storyteller, and he told his audience stories that taught valuable lessons about life. Many wise masters followed the example of the storyteller: Jesus, Muhammad, and Gautama, and less exalted ones like Plato, Gandhi, and King. In the early days, storytellers sat around campfires… Continue reading The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

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Thanksgiving Dinner, 2020 by Felicity Sidnell Reid

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash Zooming in on steaming food set out on pretty plates, we eye each other’s offerings, recall advice from earlier years, “Watch out, your eyes are bigger than your belly!" No problem this year as we cannot reach to taste but only wonder at my daughter’s lentil bake swaddled in… Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner, 2020 by Felicity Sidnell Reid