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Life advice from a wide-eyed 20-something

— CN: DEATH AND MORTALITY —             Barcelona…Charlottesville…what can I say? What is it with all these rogue vehicles? A runaway car, or a similar attack out of nowhere, could strike anyone, anywhere. It could … Continue reading

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Not a Montreal Tanka

Not a Montreal Tanka There’s something larger-than-life about walking down a busy sidewalk between a beggar shaking a cup at the end of a jury-rigged fishing-rod like thing and a posh Italian restaurant with diners on the terrasse tasting tartare … Continue reading

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Photo of the….

Back in Montreal and completely exhausted from a night of attempting to sleep in a train seat that was screwed to a wall. I’m not much of a photo poster, but I took this in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspé. That’s … Continue reading

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Québec, explained…or not

Checking in from a train somewhere in Nova Scotia, to relate a funny conversation I had in a youth hostel in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie (rural northeastern Quebec) with a young, bilingual Montreal Anglo photographer who had been in my rideshare, … Continue reading

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“À la rescousse des naufragés”

À la demande de plusieurs (et pour primer mon cerveau avant d’entreprendre un autre projet d’écriture en français…) je mets ici des liens vers l’intégral de la série que la correspondante québécoise Agnès Gruda a écrite à bord de l’Aquarius. … Continue reading

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In Chicoutimi (Catchup blog 4 of 4)

A few weeks ago, I was in Saguenay working on a couple of stories. Sitting in the ruins of the old Pulperie on a sunny day, I wrote this little reflection on my upcoming immigration limbo:   In Chicoutimi on … Continue reading

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When the letters stopped (catchup blog 2 of 4)

Despite all of the blood, sweat and tears in Winnipeg, I did meet some people who I liked and respected deeply. One person in particular, who I knew from work (I’ll call him Bruno) left an impression on me. We … Continue reading

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