Walk Around the Block

A Walk Around the Block by Penny Allport This summer I had the blessing of returning to the place of my birth in Ontario to celebrate my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary. 170 family and friends filled a community hall my parent’s had actually fundraised to build in...

Thoughts on Dr. Progoff’s Journal Workshop

Thoughts on Dr. Progoff’s Journal Workshop by Signed by prisoner X (name withheld), who has been approved for release on parole from the federal Correctional Services Canada penitentiary on Vancouver Island, British Columbia In the past week I have been thinking about...

Attitude of Gratitude

In loving memory of Devine Eldenby Penny AllportWelcome to the hitch’n post, the bitch’n post and the psychiatric unit all in one, I heard a voice call across the busy store I had entered.It was November 1, 1988, when I ducked in off a street in Steveston, sheltering...

March – a poem by Renate Nahser – Ringer

MARCH You are a time of transitions A porous border between winter and spring A fluid line between death and life Here in the North seeds are beginning to stir in the dark womb of Mother Earth You slowly loosen winter’s chilling grip Permitting new shoots of hope to...

Green Burial, Brandy and Cheese Curds

On a summer journey home in July to officiate a family wedding near where I was born in Ontario, I spent a day with my Aunt Beryl at her request. At 84, Aunt Beryl wanted to visit the Cemetery where she had pre-purchased a plot many years earlier, in hopes of...
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