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MY LEFT FOOT

  Make no bones about it; my left foot carried its final edition in my genes since the day I was born. My left ankle’s collapse a birth defect; its ankle fusion fix a failure, confirmed too late by a CT scan for anyone to believe my foot’s pain was 9 on a scale of

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OUR WEDDING CEREMONY AUGUST 27, 2021

OUR WEDDING CEREMONY August 27, 2021 Shannon Wilson Marriage Commissioner Victor Enns and Michelle Hewitt We are gathered here to share this special occasion with Michelle Hewitt and Victor Enns, as they exchange the vows that will join them in marriage. Love is a unity of mind, body, and spirit. Love is created and sustained

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TRIAGE

I am in an angry and sad place right now. I’m sad that R Murray Schafer has died. He was 88 and has done a lot of good work so it’s a tempered sadness as I work on gazhals prompted by his string quartets. I am sad that Dave Barber has died. He is my

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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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