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Our Mountains Are Still There

Sweetness, if you came back to me I would welcome you into my arms And inside my heart It would be a simple thing to do Because you never left them Even though you went away Your roots and seeds Fully into my earth Pollens in my breath Long blades of copper-coloured grass resting on […]

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The snow can be many things

Light flakes dancing in the breeze playfully falling to become a pretty white sprinkling on drowsy lawns Preparing for winter sleep   Lace over the body of the forest Socks on its feet   The stuff of sport and recreation playfights and shoveling   A nuisance Making your eyes water Whipping your cheeks Allying with […]

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Coming Back In Waves

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Well, maybe not always: some things can leave you permanently weaker. But most times, I’m sure, going to hell and back may well make you stronger (and happier) than you originally were. You get renewal, if nothing else: another season starts, like spring after winter, the daylight gets brighter […]

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We’re together

  “We’re together.” It’s funny how, when two people are in a relationship, this is mostly said as an almost non-commital expression. You’re not married, you’re not saying it’s forever, you could be just hanging out for a while. We find it much more exciting to say “I am yours” or “you are mine”, somehow, […]

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Que voulez-vous: de René Lévesque à la Commission Charbonneau

Il est assez particulier – et assez saisissant – de voir se côtoyer, ces jours-ci, les révélations troublantes de la Commission Charbonneau et la commémoration de la mort de René Lévesque, il y a 25 ans. Et c’est peut-être salutaire, aussi. Il y avait au Québec – et il reste toujours, avec raison – une grande […]

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Feist, l’équilibriste

Ça commence à faire un bout, depuis que j’ai fait de la critique de spectacle. Surtout sur le vif, le soir même du concert. Mais là, c’était trop exceptionnel, je ne peux pas m’empêcher de revenir sur le spectacle donné ce soir au Grand Théâtre de Québec par Feist et sa joyeuse bande de musiciens […]

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