Cynthia Reyes's Blog

June 24, 2020

SHE HAS TWIGS IN HER HAIR

I simply love this review by Toronto writer Lionel Gayle:   SHE HAS TWIGS IN HER HAIR Plants flourishing in the garden—such a colourful scene.  Perhaps it stirred up envy or stoked admiration in a few visitors and passers-by.  Everything seemed hunky-dory, they probably said.  And the gardener just had to sow the seeds, or… Continue reading SHE HAS TWIGS IN HER HAIR
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Published on June 24, 2020 09:39

June 19, 2020

The Peonies are Bloomin’!

The peonies are blooming in different shades and varieties. A bit late here in the sticks, but it’s been a splendi-florous week.  Yes, those are the legs of an insect in the centre — it didn’t move so maybe it’s asleep, as this was early morning. Happy Juneteenth and I wish you a lovely weekend,… Continue reading The Peonies are Bloomin’!
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Published on June 19, 2020 10:58

June 15, 2020

When the Mask Slips

My husband is the strongest man I know. In his work as a journalist, police commissioner, mental health adjudicator, community volunteer and diversity and inclusion consultant, he has seen and heard the most gut-wrenching cases you can imagine. And yet, he seems to find a way to process it all, so he can come home… Continue reading When the Mask Slips
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Published on June 15, 2020 05:07

June 9, 2020

Benjamin & Dr. Martin Luther King – A Guest Post

Friends: Author Diane Taylor (“The Gift of Memoir” & other books) shared this with me and I got her permission to share it with you. Thank you, Diane. ~~ Let me tell you about my son Benjamin and Dr. Martin Luther King, and how I came to write the poem below. And also why I… Continue reading Benjamin & Dr. Martin Luther King – A Guest Post
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Published on June 09, 2020 05:59

June 3, 2020

8 Specific Actions We can Take

Hi Friends: An acquaintance confessed this week to feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the racism problem in the US, and the issues we face here in Canada.  He felt paralyzed with rage and powerlessness. I confessed that I have those moments of paralysis too.  We decided that taking specific actions is one way to… Continue reading 8 Specific Actions We can Take
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Published on June 03, 2020 11:08

June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter

If you see this headline and feel like retorting, “All Lives Matter”, think twice. The reason Black lives matter is exactly because ALL lives should matter. I’ve had real difficulty writing posts here this week. On Twitter and Facebook, my usual uplifting posts as a gardener, writer, wife, mother and lover of nature and country… Continue reading Black Lives Matter
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Published on June 02, 2020 07:33

May 31, 2020

Useful Information

Interesting.
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Published on May 31, 2020 20:34

May 29, 2020

Spring Sprung

The lovely thing about our cold, grey May is that every bloom lasted much longer than usual, while the birds and bees had a feast. See? Always a silver lining in the garden. Life is keeping me busy but I hope you are all safe and well. And yes, Allen at New Hampshire Garden, the… Continue reading Spring Sprung
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Published on May 29, 2020 04:15

May 9, 2020

The Courage to Do Something

I had planned a lovely post about Mother’s Day. Then I read a moving post by Liz Gauffreau. Her post included a review of the book Queenie’s Place and comments by  author Toni Morgan. Morgan reveals that the book was inspired by her own (American) experiences in the 60’s and 70’s. Segregation of public washrooms,… Continue reading The Courage to Do Something
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Published on May 09, 2020 12:45

May 8, 2020

Annette Pateman’s Virtual Book Launch

With public launches suspended during the pandemic, more authors have taken to launching their books online.  Poet Annette Pateman is one of them. On Tuesday she launched her new book, Spectrum, online from her home: “We are in a global pandemic and we are all experiencing life at a different angle. So I focussed on… Continue reading Annette Pateman’s Virtual Book Launch
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Published on May 08, 2020 03:52