Monthly Archives: April 2015

Who dims the daylight? Who lights the moon? Abracadabra! And like magic, books appear before you

Houdini is in the news this month. The April edition of the Canadian magazine The Walrus features a collection of gorgeous posters “from magic’s golden age.” Writer Joseph Culpepper, from the basement of Montreal’s McCord Museum, notes that “this place … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely, they’re coming: there will be slugs

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. – A.E. Housman, as cited in Rosy’s Garden Easter’s early this year. And it’s far too early … Continue reading

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The Screech Owls’ last game?

Sports writer Roy MacGregor says that, at 66, he believes he’s written the last of the hockey games to be played by The Screech Owls. The co-ed peewee team is based in tiny Tamarack, Ontario (an impersonation of Huntsville), and … Continue reading

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Farewell to the poet

Nobel prize winner Tomas Tranströmer has written his last poem. Sweden’s beloved writer died last month at the age of 83. The Swedish Academy’s Peter Englund said: “One of the secrets of his success around the world is that he’s … Continue reading

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