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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mr. James' fantastic realm was a delight to experience. Set in an ancient Africa filled with monsters, magic, and attitude the characters of Black Leopard, Red Wolf do not fit into your colonial expectations as a white reader. I found this landscape beautiful and treacherous and the characters brilliant and funny. I found myself feeling the widest range of feelings a text has aroused in a long time. I was shocked, horrified, grossed out but then delighted, roaring with laughter, and at once in love with favourite...

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In about two hours I wrote my submission for the CBC Nonfiction Prize and the submissions are open! Go dump yours in. I'm going to neurotically work on mine and I can't share until after the announcements are made since they have to be unpublished works. But, I'm thinking I will show you folks what I submitted for the CBC Poetry Prize, which -Bummer-did not make the short list, but which motivates me to do better next time. Every rejection or overlook is going to be another time in the future I can say, "Despite that, I wrote."   Go...

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  This month I will be dissecting and analysing a well-known book by don Miguel Ruiz in 1997. His "The Four Agreements: a personal guide to freedom, a toltec wisdom book," not only changed my life, it changed many lives. In fact, this book and its author started a semi-cult like society which exploded in the southern US.   In this book I learned not only the four agreements but new habits to incoporate into my daily practice. The Book Study will be done by Zoom meeting. To get the details you MUST REGISTER HERE for free in order to...

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Quite a few years ago this video came out; I loved it then and I love it now. The Difference Between Sympathy & Empathy Brene Brown if you haven't heard of her, is a Texas Woman who is a Professor, a Lecturer, an Author, who holds multiple chair seats at Universities in the United States. From her website:   Researcher. Storyteller. Texan. The official line: I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair. I am also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin...

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So I took this great picture of a foggy forest one morning not far from here. Then I blended it with a few tools. Spoonflower is offering a sale of 50% OFF all FAT Quarters of fabric. Take a look at my pattern and check out the other ones.       Let me know what you think!   Or check out my limited patterns HERE or by clicking on the Spoonflower logo below.  

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