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Poetry/Paul Sohar

Earth to Earth For Camilla   how deep below is that earth to earth how far down to go for peace   while our small group awkwardly gathers like disjointed clumps around the crumbling statue of an aging angel while the old man in black talks into an old book in his hands while I describe how she’d made fairy tales out of her nightmares while a middle-aged lady relates a prank they had pulled as kids   the hole stays covered up with a square piece of canvas as if for a surprise but then the man in black intones a few more verses and turns to me pointing to the canvas and the heavy earthenware container by me   I snatch away the cover and grab the container of ashes it’s only then that the hole turns out to be much deeper than I’d expected   I have to go down on my knees and finally even on my elbows in my dark suit in order to lower the container without dropping it the hole keeps pulling me down not only the container   but then the container touches bottom and my hands are free of their burden free to prop me up and let me scramble to my feet   free of the burden but weighed down more heavily by its absence   the traffic noise...

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Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret/On Location – France

Another Cannes, Alison McCauley *** Alison McCauley : Une Américaine au Festival de Cannes Alison McCauley : An American in Cannes’ Festival   by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret Contributing Columnist A l’origine c’est par hasard qu’Alison McCauley photographie pour la première fois le Festival de Cannes. Son seul objectif : la curiosité. Celle-ci est bonne conseillère. Poussée par le désir autant de voir que de savoir, la jeune photographe découvre le dessous des cartes. Un tel évènement cinématographique demande une organisation impressionnante et tout azimut :  l’artiste est très  impressionnée. Elle n’est pas loin d’imaginer que si toute la France était structurée de la même...

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Fighting Sexual Harassment/Fabia Wong

Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse on Unsplash ••• Lessons I Learned Fighting Sexual Harassment   by Fabia Wong Contributing Writer I can still hear my boss, a senior lawyer, proclaiming his feelings for me as I sat across from him. Frozen silent in dismay, I frantically strategized about how exactly to reject him, the man who wielded complete power over my career at the time. I’m a litigator with eight years of experience, gained in Toronto at a large law firm and in The Hague prosecuting international crime. I’m also a woman of colour operating in an industry dominated...

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Architecture from a Psychotic Viewpoint/Kristen Hallows

 Photo by nImAdestiny *** “Architecture from a Psychotic Viewpoint”: A True Story of Psychedelic Serendipity and Hospital Design   by  Kristen Hallows This essay contains historically accurate words and phrases that may be considered insensitive or offensive today. Like a swift descent into cold water, Kyoshi Izumi’s first sensation was that of muscle tightness. Despite an acute astigmatism, titles of books 15 feet away were legible without glasses. A partial deafness in his left ear, a closed door, and a distance of 30 feet did nothing to diminish the sound of his Chihuahuas’ toenails clicking against the floor. Izumi heard...

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