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That was Then


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I was in a surgeon’s office trying to describe my foot pain on a scale of 1 to 10. (Doctors and nurses frequently ask patients to do their best to choose a number between one to ten to describe their pain.) I thought wouldn’t it be great if someone invented stickers that you’d just place

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I’m Back

I’ve bought a good USB Microphone (thanks for the recommendation, Murray Toews) and will now finish recording The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch. You can check it out if you click on the letter o, a recent blog posts like the rest of the alphabet. I’m considering switching my blog to podcast, but we’ll see.

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d; from the Sad Phoenician

by Robert Kroetsch. Read by Victor Enns.

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c: from the Sad Phoenician

by Robert Kroetsch. Reasd by Victor Enns.

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b; from the Sad Phoenician

by Robert Kroetsch read by Victor Enns.

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The Sad Phoenician – an advent alphabet

Robert Kroetsch entered my  life in 1979, teaching the advanced creative writing workshop at the University of Manitoba.  I heard him read The Sad Phoenician in 1979 the year it was published by Coach House Press. The reading was in St John’s College, the Chapel I like to think. The very same chapel in which

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