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Arcadia Borealis: Childhood and Youth in Northern Ontario

The collection of autobiographical essays which I compiled into Arcadia Borealis were written over many years, going back as early as 1988, some twenty years before the book was released by a small regional press from Sudbury, Ontario.  625 more words

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Our Human Powers


“Finally we must make use of all the aids which intellect, imagination, sense-perception, and memory afford in order, firstly, to intuit simple propositions distinctly; secondly, to combine correctly (compare) the matters under investigation with what we already know, so that they too may be known; and thirdly, to find out what things should be compared with each other so that we may make the most thorough use of all our human powers.” 1,365 more words

Personal

Fiction Outtakes 376: Bill Wynn 364

“C’mon boy,” Mary called.

Bill was roused and with Bea doing what she was doing he wasn’t sure he wanted to leave where he stood. He closed his eyes. 637 more words

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

Author : Nadia Murad

Translator : Jenna Krajeski

Publisher : Virago

Genre : Autobiography

Source : Own copt

Rating : 4 Stars

Summary : A Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the first Goodwill Ambassador the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy (losing eighteen members of her family) and degradation through sexual enslavement to ISIS.

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