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Heart…A Winning Story of Remembrance

From a blank page to a winning essay…Aaron Lu is an outstanding young writer, whose essay, Heart, came first locally, regionally and then third out of thousands of entries provincially for BC and the Yukon in last year’s Royal Canadian … Continue reading

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Essays on Remembrance…

It is that time of year where we pause to remember those who paved the way for us to live in peace. I always encourage students to enter the essay and poetry contest sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion. You … Continue reading

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Tales Found Abroad: A Day with Dickens

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” Charles Dickens 48 Doughty Street, Borough of Camden, London. Charles Dickens lived here in this gorgeous Georgian house. Here he dreamed, imagined, created and … Continue reading

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Tales Found Abroad: Lead Laden Curses and Long Lost Gems

What have the Romans ever done for us? This question reminds me of a scene from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”. “All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and … Continue reading

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Tales From Abroad: Gretta’s Ghosts

My close childhood friend, Gretta, lives in a small town in Oxfordshire, England called Harwell. Her home has a great deal of character and indeed seems to be inhabited by a few characters too. Her house is over 400 years … Continue reading

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A Harvest of Inspiration: Tales Found Abroad

I love travelling! It brings a change of scenery, a mix of new people, conversations, experiences and of course, inspiration that can fuel the details, conflicts and characters of stories both short and long. I have just returned from a … Continue reading

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Summer Kickoff! A Couple of Hooray for Summer Poems.

School is out! Time for picnics, diving off docks, beaches, bike rides, mosquito bites, campfires, marshmallow roasts, shooting stars, holidays, outdoor concerts, baseball games, cut off shorts, running in the rain with your face turned towards the heavens, road trips … Continue reading

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