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Dirty Dishes and Other Stories

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February 22, 2011
Dirty Dishes and Other Stories

The stories you will read here are my attempt to share some of the bad times and the good times with workers both young and old. They are stories of disappointment and discouragement, but there are also fun stories, stories that play with work situations and invent things that might have happened or perhaps...
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Feeding the Goat

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January 31, 2011
Feeding the Goat

It is 1976. The separatist Parti Quebecois has just handily won the Quebec election and Rene Levesque will soon be premier. The setting is a fictitious newsroom in Ottawa. The main action revolves around an impending strike at the news service. The newsroom is a hotbed of anger, resentment, ego clashes and power struggles....
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Project 9

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January 31, 2011
Project 9

It is the spring of 1945. The war will end in Europe in early May. In the small city of Trail, B.C., families mourn the loss of their loved ones and await the return of survivors. More women than men populate the city on the Columbia River near the American border. About 2,000 of...
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First Kiss Wet

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January 30, 2011

Innocent. You were so innocent. Following a shadow, slipping into the Dark forest Near the old school, Lured by curiosity. Heart pounding in Expectation and wonderment. You heard a twig break under your feet. Then another cracked a heartbeat away In the darkest part of the forest. Suddenly, he was upon you. A young...
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A View from Stadacona One Autumn Night

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January 30, 2011

It’s too dark too early. Too quickly autumn.  Everything dying slowly, beautifully, Magnificently.  Naked Ladies And Lilies of the Nile, Only memories now.  Hydrangeas withering. The scent of roses Stolen by the cold.  Pansies and marigolds Silent, still life. A lamp shines On the lemon tree.  A lemon tree. Very pretty.  Growing in our...
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Include me

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January 30, 2011

I am black I am white I am yellow I am brown Include me Include me in your race Include me I am red I am blue I am orange I am green Include me Include me in your dream Include me I am love I am passion I am hope I am faith...
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Weave me a dream

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January 30, 2011

Dreamweaver, dreamweaver Weave me a dream Give it periwinkle skies And lighthouse clouds   Dreamweaver, dreamweaver Weave me a dream Make it sunny with life Make it shine with peace   Dreamweaver, dreamweaver Weave me a dream Of a place with no war Of kindness and heart   Dreamweaver, dreamweaver Weave me a dream...
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The Last Uncle and Other Stories

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December 15, 2010
The Last Uncle and Other Stories

"He’s dead. She’s dead. Him...him...her...him...they’re all dead." We we’re hunched over a glass-topped coffee table looking at a school photograph with my Uncle Earl. His Grade 11 class, he said. But I know he didn’t get beyond Grade 3 or 4. He speaks in clipped sentences. After...
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