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Research for “Love, Death, and the Letter F”

Definition of felo-de-se 1 : a person who commits suicide or who dies from the effects of having committed an unlawful malicious act 2 : an act of deliberate self-destruction  First Known Use of felo-de-se 1607, in the meaning defined History and Etymology for felo-de-se Medieval Latin felo de se, fello de se, literally, evildoer

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SUSANN KLASSEN GRADUATES FROM THE MCI

EXCERPT FROM THE MEMOIRS OF SUSANN ENNS In spring preparations for Mennonite Collegiate Institute (MCI) Sängerfest and Graduation took place. I was given parts to perform in both. The big Sängerfest was held in a big tent rigged up and supported by poles. We had no sound system and had to learn how to project

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Acute Memories & Promises to Children

Excerpt from the Memoirs of Frank F Enns When children have acute memories for promises made to them by adults what may seem a minor triviality to an older person, may appear as a thing of greatest importance to a child. But a child expects that a promise made by an adult must most certainly

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Quote of today

Grace Paley writes: My father had decided to teach me how to grow old. I said O.K. My children didn’t think it was such a great idea. If I knew how, they thought, I might do so too easily. No, no, I said, it’s for later, years from now. And besides, if I get it

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Happy Mother’s Day – from my mother’s memoir

This story prompted the poem “Look”, which can be found in the Letter E. My mother told this story about her mother and her brother. Mother loved to go visiting and she usually did this by horse and buggy. She always had to have a “runner” (pacer) so she could go fast with a good

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The very latest in the Abject Alphabet

Follow this link to watch the Letter E!

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In The Time Zone with the Abject Alphabet

In the time zone began as a container for a variety of my work in progress, moving all forward in time. As someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I have long been driven by the alphabet. I wrote an initial “Abject Alphabet” in the 80s, with many letters of the alphabet published in magazines like Grain

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SO WHAT?

INTRODUCTION l listen to a lot of jazz, and some of the listening gets a poem going for me. Miles Davis is a longtime favourite, and there has been a recent call. I’m also working on recording jazz “tweener” set, which can travel. I do hope that I will be able to perform live in

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AN ABJECT ALPHABET

IN THE TIME ZONE began its life as a coalescing container for several different writing and media arts projects, moving all forward in time. As someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I have long been driven by the alphabet. I had written an initial “Abject Alphabet” in the 80s, with many letters of the alphabet published

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IMAGINARY CONVERSATION

    Bruise You see this bruise? The one on your leg? Yeah that’s the one just underneath my birthmark. What about it? I got that skiing downhill at Innsbruck. You’ve never been to Innsbruck! You don’t even know how to ski. You try to convince my bruise of that! Where else do you think

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