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A Letter to City Hall November 29 2018, 0 Comments

Since September, I’ve done a lot of writing. Probably more writing than I’ve done since my long ago thesis on Anglo-Saxon poetry. I’ve been writing letters … so many letters … to Vancouver City Council and staff. They’ve been rather boring letters, full of carefully researched references to building permits, footnotes and traffic management plans. … Continue reading A Letter to City Hall

Hug a Crow This Earth Day April 22 2016, 0 Comments

Not literally, of course. Crow hugging is fraught with peril at the best of times, but especially in spring when nesting season has them a bit tense. But I do suggest that you give the crow (or pick your favourite bird, plant, patch of moss or mollusk) a special thought today. It’s Earth Day so, ideally, … Continue reading Hug a Crow This Earth Day

“Spooky” Halloween Crows October 18 2015, 0 Comments

I always love to see crows, but I must admit I’m always a bit sad to see them typecast as harbingers of death and all things spooky, especially at Halloween. My new “red sky crow” pendant would seem, at first blush, to be part of the problem. But, I’d like people who wear it to know … Continue reading “Spooky” Halloween Crows