Full-leafed summer here on the Conestoga River in Southern Ontario is now, in the dog days of August, only a stone’s throw away from autumn. Before it’s gone again, for another year, here’s a few words about high summer and another passing year, from 20th Century American poet and short story writer, Delmore Schwartz.  The Deceptive … Continue reading

Renewing the Spirit Means Moving Forward with Intention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Linda F. Radke Five Star Publications, Inc. Phone: 480-940-8182 Email: fivestarpublications@gmail.com High-res photos available upon request Looking for inspiration in 2015? Get grounded with Spirit Stones CHANDLER, AZ (Dec. 20, 2014) – What could hold more promise than a New Year? “The turning of the year is neither an end nor … Continue reading

John Muir in Southern Ontario

While in Southern Ontario for much of the summer, we drove up to the Niagara Escarpment, a lofty grey stone wall that wends its way from Niagara Falls up through Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. We stopped at an overlook of the ancient broad valleys of the Bighead and Beaver Rivers, topped with falling mist, outside … Continue reading

Christopher Plummer at Stratford

Montreal-born Christopher Plummer, one of the finest classical actors of our time, has been performing professionally for over sixty years. This past summer, for the 60th anniversary of Stratford, Ontario’s Shakespeare Festival, he gave an outstanding presentation of his auto-biographical one-man show, A Word or Two, which I had the great pleasure of seeing at … Continue reading

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