Luck of an Irish Canadian

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!  Irish-Canadian Hart Brothers My Grandfather (Edward)  and 3 of his brothers (Thomas, William, Michael)—first generation of Irish Canadians On St. Patrick’s Day I honour my Irish ancestors (I’m 1/2 Irish)🍀 They are my heroes—their courage inspires … Read More

Whales and Glaciers: Alaska by Sea

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  Alaska By Sea Does Not Disappoint: glaciers, humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, seals and sea otters. Mountains of Glacier Bay, Alaska I had the thrill of cruising along the coast of British Columbia’s inside Passage and up into Alaska this … Read More

The Summer of No Return

  At this very moment, I write this to the endless sound of water bombers soaring overhead, one after another, off to fight a war started by our own forestry industry against the forests of British Columbia. I remain inside, … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 6

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A Rose Garden Chapter 6 July They’d left too much. The neighbourhood was blocked off. Police were letting residents back for supervised visits to their homes to collect essentials that were forgotten in the mad rush to vacate the mountain. … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 5

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  A Rose Garden Chapter 5   Everything was dry. Elsa’s online counseling calls dried up. She was relieved, spared from imparting positivity and wisdom that she no longer held…Elsa had dried up too. The monotony as a mountain-top prisoner … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 4

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A Rose Garden Chapter 4 June “What time is supper?” Flora asked. At first glance, Flora looked concerningly sweaty and flushed, but as she walked into the kitchen, Elsa realized that her face was purposely painted pink with a glossy … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 3

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A Rose Garden Chapter 3 May It was peaceful on the mountain before the neighbourhood woke. A California quail patriarch called, “Chi-ca-go,” from the fence post, as his grown family searched the yard for breakfast. Inside the maple tree, a … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter 2

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A Rose Garden Chapter 2     Elsa turned off the television—her constitutional evening treat: a single episode from a Scottish detective series. She tiptoed up the stairs, past the silhouette of the supper’s unwashed pots and pans, and then … Read More

A Rose Garden Chapter I

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A Rose Garden April Chapter I       A branch of thorns with a single leaf bud was all that identified the dark soil patch at the front of the house as a rose garden. Large, earth-toned bricks lay … Read More

“The Universe’s Greatest Disappointment” in “The Goose”

  Mix Hart, 2020 © A poem of mine, The Universe’s Greatest Disappointment, was recently published in The Goose A Journal of Art, the Environment, and Culture in Canada The poem is humourous and looks at a heavy subject with lightness. It … Read More

Gender, Race, and Religion

  Gender, race, and religion are human-invented constructs designed to divide humanity, oppress the masses, and reward elitist bullies. I acknowledge that I live in an anthropocentric, patriarchal, and racist society. I do not feel safe living in an unjust … Read More

The Universe is Watching…Carry On

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There are no coincidences in life. The universe reveals your life path in mysterious ways. Every time I immerse myself in something deeply creative, like writing a novel, the universe sends me a sign that it is listening, watching… and … Read More

Walk Toward Wild

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My creative research in digital art & humanities at the University of British Columbia looks at the human-wolf symbiotic connection throughout history, as a mirror for modern humanity’s disconnection from nature. I examine the anti-wolf origins of the Western world. … Read More

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