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Writing as Semi-Autobiography

Lucy Maud Montgomery L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud Montgomery) was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, on November 30, 1874, to Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill. When Montgomery was 21 months old, her mother died of … Continue reading

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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Snow as Metaphor

  Disney’s Frozen Can you believe it’s been four years already since the greatest grossing animated movie was released by Disney? It was on television last night, and I just had to watch it again to see if it still … Continue reading

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Santa: a Myth … or More?

  Jolly Old Saint Nick It should come as no surprise to anyone with ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear’ that the concept of Father Christmas is a secular attempt to deflect attention away from the Christian celebration of … Continue reading

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Muskoka Holiday

When I was a child growing up in Muskoka, I had the best time of my life. This book can still transport me back to that time and that place. Meet the Author Muskoka Holiday cover   According to the … Continue reading

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