Monthly Archives: September 2015

Saturday Symmetry

by cheri Most marriage ceremonies concern the union of two individuals who pledge themselves to the institution of marriage–that is, they will proceed forward (and all “forward” encompasses), legally bound, until death parts them. In new marriage, you accepted the … Continue reading

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My friends, the Clydes

by cheri An indifferent wire and an unshaven fence both travel up the barren hill that lies at the bottom of my road. The cattle have ripped every last blade of dead grass from it.  The blue sky and white … Continue reading

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Looking for Bullwinkle J. Moose

Unlike so many other forests I have seen, the forests in Atlantic Canada can be thick and short, crowded and scrubby. Balsam firs, white and red spruce, alders, pines and hemlocks vie for space and air. The winds off the … Continue reading

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A Prince of an Island

By cheri The Confederation Bridge–all eight miles of it–links New Brunswick and the Canadian mainland with Prince Edward Island. Here, on this small isle where approximately 135 thousand people live, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, along with New Brunswick … Continue reading

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The Bay of Fundy from a Scallop’s Point of View

by cheri I was born just outside of Digby, Nova Scotia. Perhaps you have eaten some of my landsmen, Digby Scallops, long revered as the choicest in the world. I now reside in New Brunswick, across from Digby on the … Continue reading

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Faces of Lobster Country

by cheri The border guards let us into Canada after stiff questioning. Once here, we hatched our devious plan: eat as much lobster as we possibly can in the four days in New Brunswick and marvel at the extreme tide … Continue reading

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