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with the help of …

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Monday I was in a strange country. I’d speak to a passerby and they’d answer in a language that I didn’t understand. I thought the sound of Pacific would make me feel right again. I took the bus to Valparaiso. … Continue reading

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Fear of heights

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Last week I helped paint a room in a woman’s community centre no problem. This week I grabbed the opportunity to help paint a mural with a master painter and printmaker Carlos Lizama. (His work is international, including two murals … Continue reading

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common experiences ad hoc

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  There should be a word in the dictionary for the experience of seeing an item on sale at a greatly reduced price when you paid the full price. Last month at this year’s Vancouver Writers Fest, I heard Lorna … Continue reading

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First days in Santiago de Chile

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Each day layers unravel. What do you say to a woman who’s willing to speak about her torture at the Park for Peace Villa Grimaldi? How she lost her child, how she befriended a man from Paraguay, how she knew … Continue reading

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