“Sky Writing” by Elmaz Abinader
Somewhere, along the way after schools, many of them, and jobs that didn’t fit; I shifted out of rigid schedules to manning my own calendar-- this sense of duty slipped. And the first culprit to throw me off this course was becoming an avid camper.
When camping came into my life, it wasn’t the park the car and take out the lawn chairs and read until the fire dies camping in spot number 32. We packed our external frames, tied on our sleeping bags, sheltered our feet with several pounds of heavy leather and vibram soles and climbed above tree lines. Above tree lines also means above services, phones, typewriters (yes, this was a while back), jobs, and senses of obligation.
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“Titanic Remembered On Dry Land—Now Safe For Another 100 Years” by Dale Estey
I went to the Titanic "parade" in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday night, down on the waterfront. Halifax was the port where two hundred nine of the victims from the Titanic were brought after being retrieved. One hundred fifty of these bodies were eventually buried in Halifax.
As a macabre aside (and I generally favour the macabre, but I just found this creepy), there were meals to be had featuring the last meal of the Titanic in some restaurants. One of these main restaurants was The Five Fishermen. At the time the Titanic sank, Snow's Funeral Home was in the building The Five Fishermen now occupy. So—literally—the coffins were stacked in the same room the patrons were chowing down on the Titanic’s last meal.
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“Illness as a Friend” by Katherine Gregor
I am unwell, and beginning to enjoy it. For one thing, it is giving me time to think. No, I am not mad. It is like observing a student being taught a difficult but valuable lesson.
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