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A Boy and His Bicycle

A Boy and His Bicycle

The Link, Summer 2017 | by David Newland | It must be about 34 years now since I saw the ...
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The Link Magazine Putting Down Roots

Spring Uncovered

The Link, Spring 2017 | by David Newland | Springtime arrived early this year, taking me by surprise – though I’m not ...
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Doing it Myself!

Doing it Myself!

The Link, Winter Solstice 2016 | by David Newland | Why pay for expensive home renovations when you can do ...
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How to Make Children Make Music

How to Make Children Make Music

The Link, Autumn Equinox 2016 | by David Newland | People are always asking me how to get their kids ...
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How to Behave Like a Traveller

How to Behave Like a Traveller

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2016 | by David Newland | Every summer, I travel on expedition cruise ships in the ...
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Get out!

Get out!

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2016 | by David Newland | Nature deficit syndrome is a complicated term for a simple ...
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The Link Magazine Winter 2015-16

Why Don’t Kids Hate Winter?

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2015 | by David Newland | It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s snowing. You’re struggling to get ...
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halloween

Trick or Treat: Halloween and the Canadian Election

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2015 | by David Newland | “Time and again, we are lured by the promise of ...
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canoeing

How to Make Love in a Canoe

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2015 | by David Newland | The late Pierre Berton said, “A Canadian is someone who ...
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David Newland

Expecting

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2015 | by David Newland | “I’m no economist, but we are about to increase our ...
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better hockey

Not a Hockey Dad

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2014 | by David Newland | When local NHL hero Justin Williams paraded through Cobourg with ...
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woodpile

Zen and the Art of Firewood

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2014 | by David Newland | In the spring, the young man’s fancy turns to love ...
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hammock

Relax…It’s Summer

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2014 | by David Newland | As summertime comes on, the days lengthen, the heat settles ...
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magnolia

Trees for the Future

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2014 | by David Newland | As the ice storm settled in and took hold this ...
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Green Foibles: It's Not Easy Being Green

Green Foibles: It’s Not Easy Being Green

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2013 | by David Newland | My wife and I moved to Cobourg from Toronto with ...
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The Link, David Newland

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2013 | by David Newland | Nothing is as nostalgic as Christmas. Hum a little ‘Chestnuts ...
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Poetry

Poetry: Sunflowers

The Link, Summer 2017 Sunflowers Along the bleached rail fence my sunflowers grow by the dozens, my neighbours must think ...
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Poetry: Spring

The Link, Spring 2017 Spring ‘Tis spring When orchards robe in white and bees fly out of sight to search ...
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Poetry: Not Without You

The Link, Winter Solstice 2016 | by Susan Fielding | I thrill at the start of the trail, clamping on ...
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Poetry: Poem Beginning with a Line from Nelson Ball

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 From A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent by Stuart Ross (Cobourg) Poem Beginning with a Line ...
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Poetry: Irving Layton Reads, from Apprehensions of Van Gogh

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 From Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems 1960–2014 by David Pratt (Kingston) Irving Layton Reads ...
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Poetry: Against the Night, from Leave the Door Open for the Moon

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 From Leave the Door Open for the Moon by Nan Williamson (Peterborough) against the night ...
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Poetry: Interlude, from Leave the Door Open for the Moon

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 From Leave the Door Open for the Moon by Nan Williamson (Peterborough) interlude sleeping on ...
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Poetry: I Am Minister of The Fields

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2016 | by Wally Keeler | I Am Minister of The Fields I am minister of ...
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Poetry: Spring

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2016 | by Paul Brown| although the cliché is true that all that glitters is not ...
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Poetry: Wolf Moon

The Link,  Winter Solstice, 2015 | by Paul Brown | in moonlight on the vast still tundra his soul landscape ...
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Poetry: A Walk in My Woods

The Link, Autumn  Equinox, 2015 | by Joyce MacLean | I walk along a narrow trail Crunching colourful leaves with ...
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Poetry: You Have a Right

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2015 | Nan Williamson | You have a right to carnations, the flowers of god. But ...
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Poetry: Winter Solstice

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2014 | by Gail Corbett | Winter Solstice sharp with cold, infusing life in hopes grown ...
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Poetry: Changing Spaces

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2014 | by Dorothy Caldwell | In her blue jeans sandals and indigo scarf her long ...
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Poetry: Early in the Morning

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2014 | by Richard D. Mason | Grass growing as green as a new experience wakes ...
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Poetry: Spring Song

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2014 | by Lois Brennan | In the hush of the forest green Only I, can ...
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Poetry: Winter Walk

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2013 | by Wally Keeler | A couple mouthfuls of Casal Mendes in our heads this ...
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Poetry: Tribute to Autumn

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2013 | by Judy Field | To the Poet take the vibrancy of swirling leaves the ...
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Poetry: Summer Moon

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2013 | by Phyllis Kirk | Summer moon in my sandals walking through the fields into ...
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Poetry: Invitation

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2013 | by Mary Morgan | Come, let’s celebrate Spring Not in a half-hearted way But ...
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Poetry: Winter Solstice

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2012 | by Lois Brennan | A velvet quiet fills my den. Through the window tiny ...
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Poetry: Woods

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2012 | by Dorothy Cox-Rothwell | i remember you a path leading to a spring bubbling ...
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Poetry: About Art

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2012 | by Kathy Figueroa | Art is a language with which we communicate Comprised of ...
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Poetry: Ganaraska Spring

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2012 | by Dorothy Cox-Rothwell | we stand on the rough banks of the Ganaraska river ...
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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lanark Chronicles: The Last, Ghost God and Heaven’s Wrath

Book Review: The Lanark Chronicles: The Last, Ghost God and Heaven’s Wrath

The Link, Summer 2017 | by Pegi Eyers | The Lanark Chronicles: The Last, Ghost God and Heaven’s Wrath W ...
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Book Review: Love in the Air: Second World War Letters

Book Review: Love in the Air: Second World War Letters

Love in the Air: Second World War Letters by Joanne Culley (Peterborough) Friesen Press, 2015 Can you imagine being intimately ...
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Book Review: The Big Book of Nature Activities

Book Review: The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Link, Winter Solstice 2016 | by Pegi Eyers | The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to ...
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Book Reviews: Leave the Door | Apprehensions of Van Gogh | A Sparrow Came Down

Book Reviews: Leave the Door | Apprehensions of Van Gogh | A Sparrow Came Down

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 | by Pegi Eyers | Leave the Door Open for the Moon Nan Williamson (Peterborough) ...
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Book Review: The Village of Hiawatha: A History

Book Review: The Village of Hiawatha: A History

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2016 | by Pegi Eyers | The Village of Hiawatha: A History by Heather Y. Shpuniarsky ...
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Book Review: Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy Book 1

Book Review: Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy Book 1

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2016 by B & T Pecile, Bailieboro Friesen Press, 2015 The popularity of imaginary fantasy worlds ...
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Book Reviews: The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child || Caroline: An Extraordinary Lady

Book Reviews: The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child || Caroline: An Extraordinary Lady

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2015 The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child by Sandra Joyce, Oshawa Welldone ...
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Book Review: The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write

Book Review: The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2015 | Pegi Eyers | The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write by Diane Taylor, ...
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Book Review: The Pity of the Winds

Book Review: The Pity of the Winds

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2015 | Pegi Eyers | The Pity of the Winds by Robin Timmerman (Picton) Trafford Publishing, ...
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Book Excerpts

Book Excerpt: The Last

Book Excerpt: The Last

The Link, Summer 2017 Excerpt from The Last by W. D. McKay Bobbi-Lynne Allen woke up screaming, clutching her Annie ...
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The Link Magazine Book Excerpt

Book Excerpt: Love in the Air: Second World War Letters

From Love in the Air: Second World War Letters, Chapter 16 Heavy Costs of War In early April 1945, the ...
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Book Excerpt: The Big Book of Nature Activities

Book Excerpt: The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Link, Winter Solstice 2016 Book Excerpt from The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning ...
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Book Excerpts: Leave the Door | Apprehensions of Van Gogh | A Sparrow Came Down

Book Excerpts: Leave the Door | Apprehensions of Van Gogh | A Sparrow Came Down

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2016 From Leave the Door Open for the Moon by Nan Williamson (Peterborough) against the night ...
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Book Excerpt: The Village of Hiawatha: A History

Book Excerpt: The Village of Hiawatha: A History

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2016 The Village of Hiawatha: A History (Excerpt) by Heather Y. Shpuniarsky and the Village of ...
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Book Excerpt: Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy Book 1

Book Excerpt: Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy Book 1

The Link, Spring Equinox, 2016 Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy Book 1 (Excerpt) by B & T ...
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Book Excerpt: The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child

Book Excerpt: The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2015 The Street Arab: The Story of a British Home Child (Excerpt) by Sandra Joyce Welldone ...
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Book Excerpt: Caroline: An Extraordinary Lady

Book Excerpt: Caroline: An Extraordinary Lady

The Link, Winter Solstice, 2015 Caroline: An Extraordinary Lady (Excerpt) by Gloria Fidler Cornerstone Publishing, 2015 On Wednesday, April 29, ...
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Book Excerpt: The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write

Book Excerpt: The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write

The Link, Autumn Equinox, 2015 | by Diane Taylor | BPS Books, Toronto, 2015 The Body in Memoir Writing The ...
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Book Excerpt: The Pity of the Winds

Book Excerpt: The Pity of the Winds

The Link, Summer Solstice, 2015 | by Robin Timmerman | “Ummm.” Ali Jakes stretched languorously in her slinky, silk pyjama ...
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