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Day 205 of #365poems! I kind of like this one.

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Why wake myself from the beautiful dream of the benevolence of circuits and wires, cables and towers and waves? Reality is a curious experiment that shifts without seams. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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I'm very hopeful about this summer cold. #graceinsmallthings  
1. I promise to stop buying black-framed glasses until I actually need a new pair of them, but these rectangular babies from Zenni Optical were too good to pass up. 2. I am flat out with a summer cold, but I'm glad I have it bad today so that I will be up and ready to travel by Wednesday. 3. I get to see The Tragically Hip in Edmonton this week. Follow this with 37 exclamation points, and we might approach my ...
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Day 202 of #365poems ! This one is two haiku glued together to form a six-line poem.

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click image to enlarge I become tanned here, apart in the low garden. Their voices are soft, rounded by the heat that weighs bees low among blooms. This call slows us all. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Day 200 of #365poems!

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click image to enlarge Guarantees are bought. A sour failure of lovers holds no honest truth. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Day 199 of #365poems!

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Aidan at Waskesiu We must imagine Sisyphus happy, freely honouring his fate. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Day 197 of #365poems!

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click image to enlarge Where souls mesh with life — earth, water, wind, and fire — this stale water moves. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Day 204 of #365poems!

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click image to enlarge It's almost passed on, and I wasn't wholly here. This mind's unquiet. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Gonzo writing happens when one is not quite awake.

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Sometimes when I sit down to write poetry, I am half asleep, and when I wake up, things have gone all sideways on me. This is one of those poems, so please do not ask it for absolute coherency. It cannot provide that for you. Also, I have watched a good deal of the Republican National Convention's live feed over the last few days, which I am hoping gives you some kind of idea what is wrong with my brain right now. I sailed in a to...
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Day 201 of #365poems!

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click on image to enlarge With short-gain relief, some make it when they are old. We might not make it. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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Catch up on the good stuff you might have missed on the internet this week!
1. I find how much our brains aren't like computers kind of unsettling. 2. Flixtape is like making mixtapes for people but with Netflix movies. 3. Women artists give some pretty great advice about creating and honouring our work. 4. The On Being with Krista Tippett podcast's episode "Thich Nhat Hanh, Cheri Maples and Larry Ward: Being Peace in a World of Trauma" is wonderfully reinforcing about creating a gentler,...
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Day 198 of #365poems!

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Dead lots, factories, broad sky alienation, a hot engine's knock. I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.
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This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by trauma's legacy, what to do when you maybe don't know what to do, the joy of parental support, moving and transformation, sad behaviour accepted by a certain police department, a life recipe, a terrible loss, and Tony Schwartz.

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Weird Canada, Avital Norman Nathman at Maximum Middle Age, Linda DeMers Hummel, Kelly Lynch, Miriam Axel-Lute, Sara Benincasa at Extra Crispy, and Shawn Smucker!

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This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by trauma's legacy, what to do when you maybe don't know what to do, the joy of parental support, moving and transformation, sad behaviour accepted by a certain police department, a life recipe, a terrible loss, and Tony Schwartz: Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox… — Tony Schwartz — Ha...
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Blogger, designer, consultant, speaker
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writing, design, speaking, iPhoneography
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  • GenderAvenger
    Webmaster, 2013 - present
  • Schmutzie.com
    blogger, designer, writer, speaker, 2003 - present
  • Manfrotto Imagine More
    contributing writer, 2013 - 2013
    Wrote four articles about the craft of iPhoneography with an eye to travel and experience.
  • Aiming Low
    contributing writer, 2011 - 2012
    Wrote weekly articles, both sponsored and unsponsored
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Elan Morgan, Schmutzie
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I give you that special feeling.
Introduction
Elan Morgan (aka Schmutzie) can most commonly be found at Schmutzie.com, but she also hangs around the Canadian Weblog Awards and the Grace in Small Things social network in her ongoing efforts to make stuff on the internet and spread things that don't suck.
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I've been blogging since 2003, spoke at TEDx, and I make stuff.
Education
  • University of Saskatchewan
    Arts, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Regina
    Arts, 2001 - 2002
  • Rosthern Junior College
    1988 - 1990
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Kindle Paperwhite Sale, Promo code & Kindle Paperwhite Coupon
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The Gay Dad Project
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The Gay Dad Project is about families with one straight parent & one gay parent.

Dr. Martens
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Dr. Martens legendary boots and shoes

Hushed Quiet In the Dark By Fire
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take with Cortex Camera, and then run through Camera+ The power went out for a couple of hours last night. I have a deep fear of house fires

Good Read | Judging a Movie By Its Trailer
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"Judging a Movie By Its Trailer": …the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, founded by Davis in 2004 to change the portrayal of women i

Morra Aarons-Mele's Women & Work Has a New Home and Design
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Here's a little something I've been working on with Morra Aarons-Mele: we redesigned her professional website, Women & Work, and we migrated

Yogurt and Heartache
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I woke up heavy and sad. I'd had dreams all night long about having my heart broken. She left me for another. One of the cats died in my arm

Five Star's 279th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Jhumpa Lahiri
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This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by an awards show, the sacredness of being able to be all your selves at once, human connect

Aidan's Camera In Leopold's At Night
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taken with Cortex Camera, and then run through Camera+ Aidan and I went out with friends to Leopold's Tavern tonight. The light was dim to d

Grace in Small Things No. 526
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1. I got this heart pin made by Erika Folnovic as part of an artists' work distribution scheme I'm part of. I am going to wear it every day

Shooting, Melting Snow, Cat Naps, Bathing, and Drowning
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, I spent the weekend neck deep in client work, but I managed to come up for air a couple of times to stop st

International Women's Day and Ladies Learning Code
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Happy International Women's Day! It only seems fitting that I spent a day meant to celebrate women at a Ladies Learning Code event here in R

How to Craft a Twitter Experience You'll Love
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I have heard a lot of moaning lately about how Twitter isn't what it used to be, that it is full of too many sponsored Twitter parties and t

Good Read | Frozen In a Niche?
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photo credit: Eva Rinaldi "Frozen In a Niche?": As the statuesque Cate Blanchett clutched her statuette, she sent an acid air kiss Sandra Bu

I Went to a Play, Denied Cats Tuna, and Took Night Photos of Aidan Takin...
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Aidan and I went to see the opening night of the Golden Apple Theatre's Venus In Fur with Amy Matysio and Daniel Arnold at the Artesian on 1

I Think I Can Make It Through Winter Now Without an Intervention
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I hunted through my Flickr archives today, hoping to find a collection of photos I uploaded on various March the 4ths over the years, but it

Really?
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After you've been blogging for, oh, say, 10 years, and after that blogging has turned from a secret and anonymous hobby into a full-time job

The Power of Your Voice vs Ad-Based Movements in Social Media
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I do most of my thinking while I slowly figure out that I'm conscious before I get out of bed in the morning, and this morning I thought abo

Winter, Mind Control, Kissing, Perogies, and Me With Myself
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I have nothing in particular to say. This is just going to be one of those random, meandering things. One, two, three… Go! I am officially d

I had never stayed at executive suites like this — I've only used hotels before — and I will definitely be back. It felt like moving into a home away from home with the fully outfitted kitchen, walk-in closet, comfy beds, and washer/dryer. We shopped for groceries at the fantastic Sunterra Market downstairs, walked to a barbershop and local restaurants, and we actually stayed in more than we thought we would because the place was so cozy. Thanks so much the great stay, Roseman! I'm already making plans to come back.
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reviewed a year ago
I love this shop and go there every time I'm in Gimli. They've got something for everyone from clothing and accessories to books to kitchenware to candy.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I ate there for the first time this morning after being told repeatedly that their dim sum was fantastic, and it was no word of a lie. We ate until we couldn't move, it was all delicious, the service was good, and the prices were definitely affordable. I will be going back. A lot.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago