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Dystopia

I pulled out my copy of Oryx and Crake this week.  For those of you not familiar with that title, it is about a future where genetic manipulation has gone terribly awry by Margaret Atwood. 557 more words

Writing

You Begin (Margaret Atwood)

You begin this way:

this is your hand,
this is your eye,
this is a fish, blue and flat
on the paper, almost
the shape of an eye… 180 more words

Poetry

Readings Series: June Books

School makes reading feel like drudgery. When I spend hours a week reading books I didn’t choose, I begin to question if I even like… 743 more words

Emily Simmons

Writers' Desk: Future Library

Because there is apparently no end to the inventive riches of Scandinavian literary culture, we now have the Future Library Project.

They are planting a forest of 1,000 pine trees in Norway north of Oslo that will be harvested a century in the future and used to print an anthology of writing. 224 more words

Books

Milke: There's a reason Albertans are brimming with optimism

In his 1972 introduction to A History of Alberta, here’s how author James MacGregor described the province: “My Alberta is a magnificent land — a magic land,” he wrote. 649 more words

Alberta

Freedom to or Freedom from?

On the eve of Independence Day here in the United States, and just following Canada Day (my home country) and especially in these extremely interesting political times, my thoughts drift towards freedom. 626 more words

Sabbath Day: Canada

My last sabbath day, last Thursday, was the last day of school for my son. In celebration, he and his mother headed to Canada for the Montreal Jazz Festival. 389 more words

Sabbath Plans