When your children are born, you hope you can be a role model and good parent.  When your children are out in the world, you hope they take the foundation you laid and find their happy place and live the life they want.  Basically, you hope you don’t mess up.  Today, the youngest of my …

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During my undergrad, I spent time investigating burial practices from 1830-1898 in a local cemetery. My interest was in how people chose to commemorate the dead and what were the economic, cultural, religious, or other social factors impacting those decisions. I wish I could say I came up with an answer but that is not what …

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Gravitas – high seriousness (as in a person’s bearing or in the treatment of a subject); a person who is a deep thinker In the world of words I do not know, this one happened into my life at an interesting moment. My previous blog post, What Everybody Echoes, talked about how, for much of my life, I …

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What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields – Thoreau I recently was listening to the CBC podcast about advertising Under the Influence and I was struck by the …

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This blog has been inactive of late, so there may be no one needing an explanation but here goes: I have changed the title of this blog from (mom)ents to writing in the (mom)ent due to the shift from a photography focus to one about writing.  My university adventure – that lifelong dream – is complete. I had …

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