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Poem
Jul.22.2008
(excerpted from Altar Pieces, copyright by Corinne Copnick, Toronto,1992. All rights reserved. Screened nationally on Vision TV many times.)
WHO?  By Corinne Copnick  (exerpted from Altar Pieces, copyright Corinne Copnick, 1992. All rights reserved. Screened nationally by Vision TV, Canada, many times.) Who can dry the tears of God? Is it the earth forever quivering with remorse or space itself curving to cradle such pain?    Who can share the fears of God? Is it man and wife grown old in...
Short Story
Jun.20.2008
How to Live Alone Until You Like It...And Then You're Ready for Somebody Else, copyright by Corinne Copnick, Toronto, 1994. All rights reserved. Also published in Jewish Life, Toronto, 1994
THE ROSE GARDEN  by Corinne Copnick  (Reprinted from How To Live Alone Until You Like It...And Then You're Ready for Somebody Else, copyright by Corinne Copnick, Toronto, 1994. All rights reserved. Also printed in Jewish Life, Toronto, 1994). Going to Paris barter-style marked a changing point in my life. Everyone had cautioned me about trading my house. What if...
Short Story
Jun.17.2008
Excerpted from "Altar Pieces," by Corinne Copnick. Text of video screened on Vision TV national network, Canada, 1992-1997.
by Corinne Copnick (Copyright by Corinne Copnick, 1992, Toronto. All rights reserved. Excerpted from ALTAR PIECES, written and narrated by Corinne Copnick, screened nationally on Vision TV network, Canada, 1992-1997.) The miracle was that it took place at all. The miracle was that the Bar Mitzvah happened. That a thirteen year old boy who could not speak and...
Short Story
Jun.15.2008
Excerpted in Cryo Kid - Drawing a New Map, by Corinne Copnick, iUniverse, 2008; originally presented in concert reading in Toronto, Canada, 1992.
WHY HURT, LITTLE TOOTH? By Corinne Copnick*  I’m going to tell you a story – a true story about my father who was a Montreal dentist. I first told this story at a storytelling session, where one creative artist after another got up and told a story. We made them up. To relax.  For fun.  Because, after two days of workshopping, it was a time for sharing. But just...
Short Story
Jun.06.2008
Tales of Laughter and Inspiration, a book in progress, 2008. Interested literary agents and publishers may apply!
SPONTANEITY: A LOVE STORY by Corinne Copnick*                    Peter and Noriko couldn’t bear to part. And that was about to happen. Noriko had come to the end of her student visa, already extended to the limit. After several years in the U.S.—the last year romantically involved with Peter— she would have to return to Japan. Peter is a very successful...
Article
May.18.2008
Genplususa.com, 2008
A natural equation for health?  by Corinne Copnick* Los Angeles, 2008 -                How can we tell our “real” age? And what is the real age—the natural age— of a person? It’s considered common wisdom today to assert that 60 is the new 50, that 50 is the new 40, and so on. But this “younging” of aging isn’t true for everyone. It depends on the individual. For...
Short Story
May.18.2008
How to Live Alone Until You Like It...And Then You're Ready for Somebody Else
THE FOO DOGS  by Corinne Copnick*                  My metamorphosis from dependence to independence, my decision to survive began with the Foo Dogs. It all started with the Foo Dogs. That was the day I decided I wasn’t helpless anymore. They were almost five feet tall, oriental antiques cast in solid bronze and weighing several hundred pounds each. They are...
Short Story
May.18.2008
How to Live Alone Until You Like It...And Then You're Ready for Somebody Else
HOW TO APPLY FOR 500 JOBS AND STILL SMILE by Corinne Copnick* I’m sorry I didn’t save all the rejection letters. They would have made interesting wall paper with a repetitive motif. Most of them went something like this:Thank you very much for your recent application. Although we were impressed with your résumé, we have received a large number of applications...
Article
May.13.2008
Western States Jewish History
DRIED BROWN INK*A 21st century immigrant to the Southwestern United States discovers a witness to history in Sierra Madre! by Corinne Copnick The little old lady presents the kind of idyllic grandmother you see in a commercial: perfectly waved white hair, no make-up, metal-rimmed glasses, a simple, white dress flecked with black, pearl necklace and earrings. And...