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She is about to sit down at the kitchen table with the mug of coffee she just poured, when Colleen appears in the doorway, bed-headed and subtly hostile, waving a toothbrush in her right hand, a tube of toothpaste in her left. Audrey wonders what she has done now to annoy her roommate; she seems […]
Apparently, I’m not alone in my ignorance of those iconic faces on Canada’s bank notes. According to an Ipsos Reid poll, one in four Canadians doesn’t recognize the person on the 10-dollar bill as Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister. John A. Facts John Alexander Macdonald was originally from Scotland but grew up […]
In honour of our country turning 150 this year, I decided to post 150 blogs about Canada. Between procrastination and putting out some fires, my Canada 150 blog posts took a little nap. When the idea first came to me, I thought I’d start with the paper money. Queen Elizabeth is on our $20 bill […]
He is someone like a secret that should not be told, but she sees his smile as a gauntlet dropped. Reason has no place in her heart. With every word, with each glance, her resolve melts like butter in a pan. She knows nothing about him, except one look, one small smile slays all dragons, […]
While she dances, her feet a chiaroscuro of staccato and glissade she spirals into last year’s arms – his eyes brilliant blues and greens. Back to a time when she knew she was loved. Instinct comes and goes, but as she pirouettes the world is a prettier place; a place where dreams might come to […]