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Ordinary Days April 26 2018, 0 Comments

Some days there are no ravens. Most days really. And there are no spare minutes to go swanning off after bluebirds. There are days that are just endless paper jamming — waiting on hold — stuck in traffic — number crunching — brain numbing — is it over yet? — sorts of days. At these times … Continue reading Ordinary Days

Owls, Crows, Rooks and Poetry February 13 2015, 0 Comments

Occasionally the most ordinary of days is transformed out of all recognition. It started with a dawn trip downtown for an early morning physiotherapy appointment (tennis elbow: even less fun that it sounds). Post-appointment I popped into the Vancouver Art Gallery to drop off one of my bracelets, ordered by the gift shop. It was still … Continue reading Owls, Crows, Rooks and Poetry

Edgar Allen Poe and the Raven Mix-up August 30 2014, 0 Comments

I have concluded that Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, The Raven, is nothing more than an unfortunate inter-species misunderstanding. Let me explain … I was thinking of calling this new crow portrait “Nevermore”. Before making my final decision, I decided to reread the famous poem that has forever linked ravens with the word “nevermore”. The … Continue reading Edgar Allen Poe and the Raven Mix-up