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The Ballad of the Children of the Czar

SHORT INTRO This old thing is my favourite poem by Delmore Schwartz, and in my top 100 favourite poems. This one is copied from the Poetry Foundation site, citation at the bottom.There may be many good pictures of Schwartz but I haven’t found them. These are from https://pcolman.wordpress.com/tag/lou-reed/. A blog by Padraig Colman.Lou Reed took

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REPRISE: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER B

Some Assembly Required First Published: September 24, 2020   MY LIFE IN PIECES is a videocast autobiography in ten minute instalments, now going up as a separate page on my website and Patreon site. Pieces is a rolling story picking up fragments of my life, investigating parts of my body and pieces of my mind

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THE PAIN DIALOGUES

THE PAIN DIALOGUES 1 WTF -Fuck off. -No, you Fuck off. -Oh yeah? Well fuck you! -Fuck yourself! -Asshole. Just You wait! I’ll fuck you Till you’re bruised And blue, fuck. -Fuck yourself, you don’t have one original line! -Just yours, fuck your miserable bones, Jimmy, I’ll fuck you up, like there’s no tomorrow. You’ll

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My story for World Mental Health Day

The first time I said “I am mentally ill,” I had a good cry in my psychiatrist’s office. I desperately did not want to cope with the stigma of having my brain make me sick. I had a good understanding of physical illness, fractures, etc., and the stuff of the body was acceptable because it

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R IS FOR RECIPES

From My Vicipedia  Komst Borscht  (derived from my mum’s recipe) Stock made with 1 good chicken (fryers suck for this), fresh, free range  is best 2 sticks celery ½ – 1 onion roughly chopped 1 carrot, 2 if you like the soup a little sweeter pepper corns 2 bay leaves Boil, reduce to low boil

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R is for Recipes

From My Vicipedia The big chili (winter dried herbs version) What you need 1 12 quart (or bigger) stainless steel pot for on top of the stove 1 – 2 onion, diced 6 cloves of garlic, crushed & diced olive oil 2 lbs (up to 1 kilo) of fresh (never frozen) ground beef – or

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Some Assembly Required

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LISTEN, HERE

“I paint what I see.” Artists through the centuries have responded differently to their vision, even to what’s right in front of them. What they see is not always representational but imaginative art making prompted by what they see. Painters, visual artists, use a variety of stimuli to inspire their art making. Music listening certainly

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from THE LETTERWRITER #1

Dear Max Ferguson, My name is Victor Enns. I am a grade 12 student in the Mennonite Collegiate Institute, the oldest coeducational boarding school in Canada. The school has several other distinctions, and is renowned for its music program. I have enclosed two records of our choral singing that were made in the last two

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ENVOI DELIVERS EPISODE A

Envoi* is is coming back! Have decided to retrieve the name (remembering Robert Kroetsch) and use it for whatever I do that’s outside of the pages of a book or magazine. We are within hours of completing our first 10 minute podcast.  Sue Foley Deborah Coleman and Roxanne Potvin have a wicked instrumental which is

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