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SQUATCHBERRIES, WRITERS, AND A TRUNCATED BEAR (Conclusion)

THE ELUCIDATION I am a writer. Okay.  Correction. I used to be a writer.  But several community projects, not the least of which is Squatchberry Literary Festival, have pre-empted my time. I have several manuscripts in my queue to be … Continue reading

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SQUATCHBERRIES, WRITERS, AND A TRUNCATED BEAR (Chapter 2 of 3)

  THE ELOQUENCE There have been other festivals. Whenever three people gather in this country, Squatchberry Country, there is a squatchberry festival. But . . . the first genuine, honest-to-goodness, tasty literary festival, complete with squatchberries, occurred in 1981.  In … Continue reading

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SQUATCHBERRIES, WRITERS, AND A TRUNCATED BEAR (Chapter 1 of 3)

THE ELIXIR Where have I been for the last few weeks?  Preparing a harvest of squatchberries. Most people in my neck of the woods know what squatchberries are.  To some people they are a mythical berry, a figment of an … Continue reading

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SQUATCHBERRY FESTIVAL REVIVED

I don’t believe in retirement.  If I’m retired, then Stephen Harper* is a closet New Democrat.  Believe that, if your philosophy permits.  Some time ago, I said I would catch you up on something momentous.  I’ve just taken three breaths … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Conclusion)

It comes down to, I think, who is the most serious writer, Charlotte Bronte, or the writers of Brew No. 1. We have another story by that prolific writer, Lord Charles Wellesley, in Issue No. 3 of Young Men’s Magazine.  … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Chapter 2 of 3)

Charlotte Bronte and her brother, Branwell, produced several of these miniature magazines in miniscule handwriting.  They wrote them and they edited them and they published them. Here’s another difference:  Sure, I wrote SOME stuff, under my own name, but I … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Chapter 1 of 3)

Charlotte Brontë and I have a lot in common – we each had a mother, she was born in April and I was born in September (both of which months come after March), and the greatest commonality of all, we … Continue reading

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