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Weddings, Idealistic Vows, and a More Perfect Union

People spend endless hours writing and editing wedding vows. Perhaps, then, it should come as no surprise that it took 116 days for the Continental Congress to write the U.S. 721 more words

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In this letter to Scott from her hospital room while being treated for mental illness, Zelda Fitzgerald yearns for days gone by:

I wonder why we have never been very happy and why all of this has happened– It was much nicer a long time ago when we had each other and the space about the world was warm– Can’t we get it back someway– even by imagining? 51 more words

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A New Significance

In this excerpt from a letter to Scott,  Zelda Fitzgerald describes her mental illness in words that sound very much like Beat Poetry:

In Paris, before I realized that I was sick, there was a new significance to everything:  stations and streets and facades of buildings– colors were infinite, part of the air, and not restricted by the lines that encompassed them and lines were free of the masses they held.  116 more words

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Neil Young Reveals New Online Music-Streaming Venture, Dubbed Xstream

When one door closes, another opens, which is apparently the case for Neil Young’s ambitious but failed music player, Pono.

The Canadian rocker, a vocal critic of the diminished quality of highly compressed music offered by digital sources such as MP3s, launched his high-end digital music player in 2014. 457 more words

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Top 10 bestselling books in Saskatoon last week

Top 10 bestselling books this week at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon:

1. Me (and) Me, Alice Kuipers. Canadian Teen Fiction. *

2. Dust-Ship Glory… 65 more words

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At the Mountains of Badness

This space has been traversed for nearly four months by Jared Kushner, whom I first met about 18 months ago, when he introduced himself after a foreign policy lecture I had given.

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Saskatchewan author, U of S grad Cassi Smith wins $10,000 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award

TORONTO — Saskatchewan-born and University of Saskatchewan graduate Cassi Smith is the newest recipient of the $10,000 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.

Smith was selected for the honour by bestselling Estevan-born author Ross King who was awarded the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize last month. 225 more words

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