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Concordance: describing utopia

Still no seahorses, and the youngster’s legs were getting a waterlogged look from so much wading. But it was not lost time, for they found and learned about many other things. John came along the beach to me, grumbling, “Everything … Continue reading

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Writing in progress. Please hold.

Dear blog, I am itching to write about how considering dystopias may be a fruitful way to map utopian changes in actual reality, and how this conversation is starting to emerge out there and create a shift in the nature … Continue reading

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A Little Note to Dotty, Regarding Getting a Cannon

Dear Dotty, Getting a cannon is SUCH a good idea. The other day I ran into the middle of the street out front of my house to yell at cars. One driver shrugged at me, but he had to nearly … Continue reading

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Magic realism

Here I want to record the following passage that concludes an essay discussing “magical realism” (I prefer magic realism–less clunky) as a narrative mode that, to varying degrees and with varying outcomes, (in simplistic terms) unites the real with the unreal. Magic realism … Continue reading

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Paradise . . .

. . . with deer carcasses complete. It seemed like every story I heard on the CBC today was about animals. The plight of dogs in India. Urban deer wounded or dead by crossbows in Victoria. Cats across the country … Continue reading

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