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Haunting the Stacks


 by Susan McCaslin This short essay written by Wood Lake author Susan McCaslin first appeared in Dialogue Magazine: “Haunting the Stacks” in the column “Resonance” in Dialogue, Winter 2017, p. 41.   http://www.dialogue2.ca/susan-mccaslin-haunting-the-stacks.html Many writers I most love were avid readers as children or became so at some point in their lives. For me as a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT ‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea- Called the Azure Window or Tieqa tad-Dwejra, the natural landmark jutted sharply off the 25-square-mile island of Gozo, one of the three […]

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Letter to a spiritual ancestor


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/  Reach out for what you need Dear Teacher, Thank you for demonstrating persistence, courage, belief in your own worth. We have your story although we do not have your name — only “The Woman who Bled for Twelve Years.” Was […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Here are 10 Lovable Dr. Seuss Quotes That Still Resonate Today For World Book Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we thought we’d celebrate the good Doctor’s ability to drop a line that warms your heart and guides […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE The Lasting Trauma of Japanese American Incarceration On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt empowered military commanders to execute the “forced evacuation” of anyone with Japanese ancestry from the West Coast of the United […]

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‘Feast for the Common Good’


by Carolyn Pogue Subversive gatherings are good for the body, mind and soul This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . If ever there was a time for soul work, subversive gatherings and renewed focus on the common good, it’s now. That’s why I had looked forward to this past […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! BIOLOGY Why Killer Viruses Are on the Rise The rich diversity in the rain forest doesn’t apply to just creatures we can see. It also applies to creatures we can’t see. Microcreatures. Nanocreatures. You guessed it: viruses….Read […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HOLIDAYS See the Valentine’s Day Cards That Changed How Americans Express Their Love For the artistry of her designs and her success at commercializing Valentine’s Day cards in the U.S., Esther Howland became known as the “Mother […]

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Who is the God We Need Now?


by Donna Sinclair One of the great pleasures of retirement is having time to re-read authors who have been enriched your life over the years. After listening to the Trump inauguration speech, with its warlike image of a God who blesses America but not, apparently, Muslims, refugees, or the rest of the world, I felt […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIVING Canada’s most famous groundhog says spring is coming soon Wiarton Willie has spoken! Canada’s most famous groundhog did not see his shadow this morning, which means an early spring is in store. The world awaited Willie’s […]

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