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

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

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