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There is more drama in plant life than meets the eye. For as long as I can remember, the end of May means that many inside plants can be moved to shaded areas of the garden and patio, where they can blend with the outdoor flora. As the Huron saying goes, “No branch is foolish enough to fight with the other branches.” And so, mostly, there was peace in our garden. This hadn’t always been the case. Often there were pushy plants that would choose to grow without regard for…

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Life, Possibilities, and the Kalahari’s Many Secrets in The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino

Life, Possibilities, and the Kalahari’s Many Secrets in The Afrikaner by Arianna Dagnino

Arianna Dagnino was born in Genova, Italy. After Moscow, London, and Boston, she worked in South Africa as a foreign…

Monica Meneghetti on Upending Conventions and Her Recent Memoir, What the Mouth Wants

Monica Meneghetti on Upending Conventions and Her Recent Memoir, What the Mouth Wants

In her recent memoir, Monica Meneghetti challenges assumptions about relationships between people – some of the things that bring us…

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2019 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Toronto, May 4, 2019 – The winners of the 2019 Accenti Writing and Photo contests were announced at the Accenti…

Sunday in Woodbridge

Sunday in Woodbridge

I have just returned from Woodbridge, where my mother and father live "behind the Wall." They were all dressed up…

Of Churches, Frescos and Historic Sites

Of Churches, Frescos and Historic Sites

Last November 30, Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps, in a simple but meaningful ceremony, designated Madonna della Difesa Church, in…

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