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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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happiness is a frozen lake

A few days ago, my friend Jocelyn Bethune posted some wonderful photos on her Facebook wall, that Simone Carmichael had taken. I shared one of them in the Dream Big Facebook group, and after that Jocelyn wrote to me to … Continue reading

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The lake, the lake, the lake. On my drive home, it’s there, a quick pull over and I tentatively walk in on slippery stones. I wait til I acclimatize at knee level, at hip level, at boob level. Then I … Continue reading

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