The Installment Plan

THE INSTALLMENT PLAN– Verse for Passover and Easter

THE INSTALLMENT PLAN– Verse for Passover and Easter

April may be cruel. It certainly seems so here in Toronto where we are still seeing gusts of snow in mid-April. But this week, many around the world are celebrating the great religious festivals of Passover or Easter. And April is Poetry Month. For some years now, I have subscribed to […]

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THE INSTALLMENT PLAN – Twice Shy, by Seamus Heaney

 Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney Her scarf a la Bardot, In suede flats for the walk, She came with me one evening For air and friendly talk. We crossed the quiet river, Took the embankment walk. Traffic holding its breath, Sky a tense diaphragm: Dusk hung like a backcloth That […]

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THE INSTALLMENT PLAN My favourite Christmas story – ever.

Whatever your tradition at this time of year, I promise you will be warmed by this classic story. Truman Capote’s childhood memoir is narrated by Capote himself.  This Emmy award-winning television version of  “A Christmas Memory” is a faithful recreation of his wonderful short story (first published in Mademoiselle in […]

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