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Catching the Train Out of Montana to Wyoming

Yellowstone We didn’t catch this train, until a month ago, when we connected Susan’s Amazon Prime membership to our TV. Now we have just 4 episodes to go before season 5 takes off down the line in November. In my … Continue reading

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And the Darkness Comprehended It Not

When There is Enough Light Shining In my dream (from early this morning), different Miller family members were assembled in a living room setting. There were several lamps scattered around the room. My ‘job’ was to turn the lamps on, … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Planet Earth

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The analysis of this film has probably been done to death, but it occurred to me during the night that it’s an excellent metaphor of life on earth, spiritually. Here is the plot as reported on … Continue reading

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Symbol of American Politics

American Bald Eagle I got this image during today’s afternoon nap. I think it’s informative and enlightening. A bald eagle is a bird of prey, but it usually only hunts fish, like salmon. In order for it to fly, both … Continue reading

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Contradiction in Terms: How this Idiom Seems like Nonsense

Getting on Like a House on Fire Yesterday, I took my first increased dose of Ozempic (.5 mg) and suffered from indigestion, nausea and diarrhea all afternoon. I thought, last night, that a good night’s sleep would sort me out. … Continue reading

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Metaphor: Caterpillar, Cocoon and Butterfly

Rebirthing I’ve been re-reading Bob Frissell’s book for a couple of weeks now. I had forgotten that his spiritual work was centred on Rebirthing. My wife, Susan, is presently waiting for a monarch butterfly to complete his metamorphosis. The two … Continue reading

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Was There Something in the Air That Year?

No Man’s Brother (1984) There I was, writing a book about furtrading in the Canadian North, and suddenly I realized I’d been pipped at the post. Obviously, these things happen, but it knocked the wind out of my literary sails. … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (VIII)

Chapter Eight Meanwhile, Pierre was dreaming, too. But his dream was not pleasant. In fact, he was having a nightmare about his close brush with death at the hands of his Mohawk capturers. Scenes of scalding, joint amputations, beatings and … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (VII)

Chapter Seven Kijik lay on her mat, a satisfied smile playing at the corners of her lips. She’d been dreaming of her god-spirit and he had been showing her intimacies that had so far eluded her experience. With each dream-vision, … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (VI)

Chapter Six “To begin with, I was adopted in my early teens by a Mohawk family. They saved me from a torturous death and to them I shall be eternally grateful. Then I escaped from the tribe by killing three … Continue reading

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