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Infidelity

In the course I am taking about mothering and motherhood, as students we are asked to write journal entries after our readings. This particular entry is based on the Allison Pearson’s  543 more words

Misfit Matriarch

Mothering and mental health

In the the course I am taking about mothering and motherhood, as students we are asked to write journal entries after our readings. This particular entry is based on the Allison Pearson’s… 750 more words

Misfit Matriarch

A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence

Rachel Cameron is a spinster. She’s only 34-years old, but the school teacher from the fictional town of Manawaka, Manitoba, is almost as childlike as her grade twos. 437 more words

Fiction

The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

A fitting alternate title for The Stone Angel might have been Pride and Prejudice, but of course, by the time Margaret Laurence’s magnificent novel came out in 1964, that title was already long taken. 555 more words

Fiction

Favorite passages from The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

On Regina Weese:

…for she was a flimsy, gutless creature, bland as egg custard, caring with martyred devotion for an ungrateful fox-voiced mother year in and year out.

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Quotes

Trail

“Who ever listened to the dreamer or a poet”

– Andrew Suknaski, Wood Mountain Poems

A trail fades to nothing if it’s not followed.

It wasn’t Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Rumi, Eliot, or Rilke, though certainly I followed paths of their creation, too.

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Reflections

A Writer Reads: Trash as Literary Treasure

(A post from guest author Mary Burns)

What is literature going to do with the no garbage movement?  In the third volume of My Struggle… 684 more words

Mary Burns