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Acceptance

You force-feed him out of love. Food is life, after all. But he resists clamps his mouth shut rejects it. Perhaps he doesn’t want to be forced any more. Perhaps his time has come to s l o w l y withdraw . . . from food from you from life Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli’s novel La Brigantessa (Inanna, 2018) won Gold for Historical Fiction in the 2019 IPPY Award.

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But For Now We Stay Home

But For Now We Stay Home

For our mammas! Francesca LoDico’s radio special, "But For Now We Stay Home,” is about her mamma coping with the…

Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Neapolitan pop-crooner and international multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has won over…

The Blind Leading the Blind: A Work by Guido Nincheri for Our Time

The Blind Leading the Blind: A Work by Guido Nincheri for Our Time

Guido Nincheri was one of the most prolific Canadian artists of his generation. Emigrating to Montreal with his wife in…

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

SAPLING Sunday mornings, Mom attends mass at St. Ambrose Church while Dad takes me to High Park where I play…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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