Category Archives: Outdoors

the woods

I grew up in the woods. They were my original thinking place. Now as I find myself wondering what my ideal day holds (as part of a rad program I’m doing with my life coach, Tiffany Han, called 100 Rejection … Continue reading

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a berry bush

…cleanse for the journey wait three days, then burn and watch the summer after next, I’ll come pruning from deep inside a berry bush Words from Shauntay Grant’s piece “Will”, which is found on her new album “Say Sumthin.” ++++ … Continue reading

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Scoggie

Maurice “Scoggie” Watson was 27 when Cynthia Scott made a film about him. It was 1975. https://www.nfb.ca/film/scoggie (Film runs about 25 minutes.) This film is almost 40 years old. Yet, the stories in it, and the truths they reveal, still ring stingingly … Continue reading

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what you didn’t plan (or plant)

Last year in this bed, I grew tomatoes on purpose. The growing season ended, I pulled out the plants, and called it a day. (Or a season, I guess.) This year, I didn’t grow tomatoes on purpose in this bed. … Continue reading

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Letters with Bob Bancroft

June 18th, 2014, email From: Leah Noble To: Bob Bancroft Hi there Bob, It was so nice to see you a couple of weeks ago at the Bras d’Or Stewardship Society Annual General Meeting. I hope this email finds you … Continue reading

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Q+A with Emily Chafe and Steve Rankin

1. Name, age, where you live? Emily Chafe, 27, Glencoe. Steve Rankin, 30, Glencoe. 2. CB born and raised? Or recent transplants? (And however much biographical info you feel like giving.) I (Emily) was raised in Port Hawkesbury and Steve … Continue reading

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a trip to Blue Heron Farm

Two weeks ago I drove out to Gardiner Mines after work, to visit with Marc Vassallo on his (and his parents’) organic veggie farm. It was an overcast day and there was a bit of drizzle, but I put on my … Continue reading

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