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The Writer’s Life: Keeping a Notebook

Dave Hood   What propels the writer, any person who dreams of publishing their first piece of creative writing or the established writer who desires to publish again, to keep a notebook? Many things. The notebook can provide inspiration, reminding … Continue reading

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Article: Conquering Boredom

By Dave Hood “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” ― Friedrich Nietzsche What is boredom? It is an emotion, often experienced when we have nothing to do or lose interest in the person, … Continue reading

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Article: Improving Your Memory

By Dave Hood “Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Sense of Humour

Tuesday, March-18-14 By Dave Hood Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.—W.H Auden A woman wakes up, reads the bad … Continue reading

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Why You Should be Reading

By Dave Hood Many people never read anything and prefer to spend their leisure time watching reality television, soap operas, reruns. There’s nothing wrong with watching television. However, I have discovered that reading is a far better way of enriching … Continue reading

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Essay: Oh Canada

By Dave Hood You are the anglophone in Ontario and francophone in Quebec. Inuit in the Arctic and  new immigrant from the other side of the world. You are the fisherman at sea,  farmer in the field, miner digging coal, … Continue reading

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Poem: February

February By Dave Hood On the fifty-first floor Of a skyscraper, I watch from my window At work—the winter storm. All day, snow falls, Transforming the highway into a parking lot with no empty spots. Automobiles and trucks creep up … Continue reading

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