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Medieval Stories, Modern Pilgrimages

Medieval Stories, Modern Pilgrimages

[Editor’s note: We warmly welcome Denise Ahlquist back to Toronto Pursuits. A senior consultant at the Great Books Foundation, Denise has been a longtime leader of discussion groups for children and adults. Join her on an unforgettable journey in her seminar on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.] “When April comes and with […]

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TORONTO PURSUITS – Have it YOUR way

TORONTO PURSUITS – Have it YOUR way

Who remembers that little ditty? Here’s a hint…”Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us.” Since our dad was a Burger King, this tune became an earworm around our house for a number of years. While we are putting the finishing touches on Toronto Pursuits 2014, we are […]

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ANN’S MUSINGS – a favourite poem to kick off Poetry Month, 2014

ANN’S MUSINGS – a favourite poem to kick off Poetry Month, 2014

Musee des Beaux Arts -W. H. Auden               About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; How, when […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – Homer, James Joyce and Louis Slotin?

TODAY IN LITERATURE – Homer, James Joyce and Louis Slotin?

Last Saturday, Nigel Beale a bibliophile from Ottawa, was in Toronto. We spent a pleasant afternoon browsing used bookstores in my neighbourhood. Over lunch, we naturally talked about what we are reading. Nigel ignited as he told me about Bloom, a slim volume of poetry by a young Canadian,  Michael […]

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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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