Monthly Archives: December 2012

No Fish Today

It’s Boxing Day and a quiet hangs over the harbour. Listen. What do you hear? Not the slapping of waves against the wharf–there’s no swell on. Not the sounds you associate with everyday life in this outport community: chainsaws, cars, … Continue reading

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The Wave Washes Clean

For as long as she could remember she had tried to be a good person. When ‘hands’ were needed she would be among the first to volunteer. No job was too big or too difficult. Anastasia (not her real name) … Continue reading

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Turning to Winter

During a brief noontime walk on Friday it was not hard to see that our much-warmer-than-average summer and fall have come to a close. The date, December 14, suggests that winter is just around the corner. The eyes, or rather … Continue reading

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Home for Christmas

This time of the year it’s not hard to find our thoughts drifting to times past; to times spent with others—friends and family especially—and mostly to home. Memories flow. Childlike delight at finding unexpected gifts left, as if by magic, … Continue reading

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Lasting Gifts

Memories—in the end they are what we are left with. Perhaps a bit unreliable, at least as far as the finer details are concerned; we may unconsciously slip in an item, or maybe take something away. The brain, you see, … Continue reading

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