Category Archives: My Daily Fog

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“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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My Chicken Curry Recipe

Chop large onion. Dice/crush 4 cloves of garlic and grate ginger to taste (3 – 4 tablespoons fresh). Peel and cube 1 sweet potato. Heat oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. Put in the onion, wait until translucent. 2020 curry in progress Then add grated ginger and garlic and cook a few more

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A Poem I Like

“AUBADE” by W.S. Di Piero published in March 30th 2020 New Yorker, morning blessings for our times. Photo by eliana melisande. Thank You!

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Poets’ Poker Night in Regina

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Concerning Choice, Acceptance, and Disability

Author’s note: This is my story. Many people feel and think quite differently than I do. I believe it’s necessary and important to make room for diverse and multiple narratives of pain, suffering, mental illness, and disability among ourselves and visible to the public. I had a hot button pushed (of course like most I

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Hubris and Punishment

Hubris is a word I use often, as it means pride before a fall. I fall often, but am still getting up. Mennonites shy away from worldliness, arrogance, conceit, smugness, and self-importance OR they shy away from displays of worldliness, arrogance, conceit, smugness and self-importance, all synonyms for pride, lest they should fall. Today’s example

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DETACHMENT (Part one) for Abbotsford Workshop

Comments by Maurice Meirau RE: Truth in memoir, fiction, poetry – writing about family matters ‘There is no such thing as the unvarnished truth. In any narrative form, including non-fiction, as soon as you begin to select facts and story-lines,

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DETACHMENT for ABBOTSFORD WORKSHOP

VICTOR ENNS Re: Writing about people you know Maurice,  as I’m working on my Abbotsford workshop, one of my questions I want to leave with the participants …is so ok,  you are using people from your life as characters whether truth or fiction, they may be recognized. Like in Detachment. Did Betsy read Detachment before

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MIRROR MIRROR

I crash my wheelchair into the dresser, my mirror jumps, sweeps the cds off the top of the stereo lands just so, not breaking, landing enough on the bed not to shatter, but shaking loose in the frame, with nothing to reflect except the spackled ceiling. My mirror rests, no more selves to see, nothing

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