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The Difference a Day Can Make

It’s funny what a day can mean. A good night’s rest can restore the sheen on a life that sometimes leaves you shaking your head in disbelief. I suppose it’s the stress we put on ourselves as we channel our … Continue reading

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Second Snowstorm in April

Just last week after the last blizzard I dropped my car off at the shop figuring I’d seen the last of winter’s blast the guys gave my winter tires the swap. Now it’s not because I like the look of … Continue reading

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The Northern Coal Miner

For most of my life I’ve worked here at the mine, this dim miserable dusty old hole. From when I rise from my sleep, ‘til I’m ready to drop it’s all about digging the coal. “Can’t slow down, Boys,” the … Continue reading

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Soaked Dida Skin ‘n’ Froze Half Didit

At first it didn’t bother me much but then I figured something was badly wrong when even the crowd from CBS admitted their weather was as bad as in St. John’s. And icebergs, hardly a one to see, except the … Continue reading

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Truth and Wisdom: Two Travellers

A young traveler saw injustice, waste, wrongdoing and need and, set out thinking, “I will show all just how clearly I know how the wrongs that they spread, like so much damaged seed tear all we have down, so that no good … Continue reading

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Cycles, Change & Continuity; Coming Home

Standing here amid nature’s embrace in what was such a busy place things become more a part of what nature has reclaimed. Tools, boats, gear, everything; the time way back when cod was king, a reminder of the fact that … Continue reading

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Remembering the Blue Puttees on Canada Day

Goods were scarce we got not even full uniforms so the CLB gave us leggings that reached up to our knees but still we marched proudly through the streets of old St. Johns figuring the world would marvel at the … Continue reading

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Protecting the Great Gifts: Two Lessons

The Great Spirit looked around and knew all was great but humankind wasn’t standing full tall so he worked with great passion, and two gifts did fashion; things to help make them first among all. But once he had made them, … Continue reading

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