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The musings of a torontonian azorean on identity and belonging. You can find me at

Antologia Literária Satúrnia – Autores Luso-Canadianos

Manuel Carvalho, a writer and editor from Montreal, has been collecting the contribution of Portuguese writers in Canada for over twenty years. His work has culminated in an important publication of over 120 Luso-Canadian writers, Antologia Literária Satúrnia – Autores … Continue reading

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Autumn again

Watching the way that some trees shed their green in autumn to reveal a fiery red before the inevitable end of their live cycle reminds me of the line, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” from the Dylan … Continue reading

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The Last Travel

I remind myself that I should be primarily blogging about my Portuguese-Azorean-Canadian experience. After all, I started my blog four years ago primarily to write about my identity as a Torontonian Azorean writer. But, somehow, after writing enough reflections on … Continue reading

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Hosta in the Garden

I can’t resist but do one last post about my summer garden. This time, it’s about the hosta that grow and flower despite the sunniness of the garden. These are shade loving plants and yet they continue to thrive, despite … Continue reading

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Toronto Book Launch of Avós: Raízes e Nós

When I received an invitation to submit a piece of writing for a new anthology to honour, and reflect on,  the role of grandparents’ in the lives and memories of their grandchildren, I  immediately thought of a post I had … Continue reading

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Rosetta McClain Gardens in Early September

It has been a challenging summer for the staff of Rosetta McClain Gardens to keep up with the needs of the garden but they have done a wonderful job and we can now enjoy the blooms of early September. The … Continue reading

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August Yellow Flowers in My Garden

There’s a cluster of yellow flowers that grace my garden towards the end of August. I don’t know their name, nor where they have come from.  I don’t remember planting them. Perhaps they were seeds blown in by the wind … Continue reading

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August Flowers at Rosetta McClain Gardens

Friends watching flowers grow How long did these friends sit to watch flowers grow? I didn’t stay long enough to find out!

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Grand Manan is an island on the Canadian side of the Atlantic

Anchorage Provincial Park, Grand Manan Last summer, we drove from Toronto all the way to the Province of New Brunswick where we took a big car ferry across to the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. We … Continue reading

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Avós: Raízes e Nós – A new Anthology

I am honoured to have a short piece of writing included in a new anthology, Avós: Raízes e Nós. I extend my gratitude and thanks to the wonderful organizers of this project, Aida Baptista, Ilda Januário, Manuela Marujo, who continue … Continue reading

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