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Book Review: Widdershins by Helen Steadman

‘Did all women have something of the witch about them?’

From the back cover:

Jane Chandler is an apprentice healer. From childhood, she and her mother have used herbs to cure the sick.

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I Can See Clearly Now, The Smoke Has Gone

This is what we were living with for 11-ish days …

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Fire

When the rain stopped, everything grew.

When the rain stayed away, everything dried out.

When the rain didn’t come back, the wildfires started.

I am blessed on my island in the middle of a lake in the middle of a rainforest, but I feel the heat in my bones. 49 more words

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The Summer Tree

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