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My Name Is Tom, by Laurence Robinson

  There were seven of us in the boat. We have life jackets, I’m not stupid. But the day is really warm and the jackets are sticky, so they stay off but are kept handy. We enjoy the sun and the wind. I carefully steer the river boat, a new one I brought from a local man who builds these, down the Kalum past the other boaters to where the Kalum River joins the Skeena River. Some boats are going downstream, fishing rods already into their holders.

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A Daisy a Day for Reconciliation: this is just the start.

  On National Indigenous Peoples Day, I didn't want to post anything. It's a day for Indigenous voices, right?   Right.   Then, Canada Day came around and I knew what I wanted to do, I just wasn't sure if a white chick saying it would make that much of a difference.   That morning an Indigenous artist I follow shared this post (below) on LinkedIn. I have heard him speak and tell stories in person and I feel honoured to have that experience. He is and has been an invaluable voice for the north and for Indigenous people.     I worked on this video project regardless if I'd be able to post it. I create a lot: writing,...

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Silky Fudge - A Rabble Rouser Monthly Recipe

I've had this recipe since the 5th of September 2000. The world was really different back then.    The first time I had a chance to try this recipe was with a friend when we were the weekly house cooks during a program we both participated in called Katimavik. 

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The Single Plot

​​SMLXL This post originally appeared on the website writerramsay.com on June 28th, 2017 and has been republished here with permission. There are many theories to how many plots there actually exist. In fact, you'll probably read in many places that there's no longer any "original" stories. If this is true then there are a limited number of plots. There are many different theories. 3 possible plots, 7 possible plots, 36, 20... who's to say any one of these theories is wrong? In reality, there are as many plots as there are people, isn't there? If your story were a plot what would it be? The single plot theory is that there is only one plot. Seems simple right? Well, hold...

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