Sleep is something we fall into, long for, catch. Sleep steals us away from one place and takes us to the threshold of another. It appears to take us to the brink of death; it also sustains life. Asleep, we are innocent, unchallenging, receptive, renewed. Sleepless, we are restless, angry, aggressive, doomed. “Sleep that knits …

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This post is not about the base. With apologies to Meghan Trainor, it’s all about the treble. And by treble I mean the incredible, inescapable, inviolate rule of three. The rule of three is inviolate for copywriters (“Diamonds are forever”), incredible for comedy and television writers (there’s a reason why Modern Family features three family …

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Wolf is the devil, and wolf is the mother. Wolf is a threat to the sheep in the fold, and wolf is spirit guide, sometimes brother. Wolf represents the best and the worst of humanity. This could explain the prevalence of wolves not only in deep-time myths and legends but in the fairy tales that …

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  From a media advisory: UN commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women: Women are beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets, bullied on the Internet. Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life — mostly by an intimate partner. Of all …

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There was a willow in the backyard of the house where I lived with my parents and baby sister until just before my fourth birthday when we moved to a brand new neighbourhood about a mile away. In the demanding way I had back then, I made sure everyone knew the willow was my tree. …

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Photo by: Nick Saltmarsh The apple has been the fruit family scapegoat ever since Eve plucked it from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and was thrown out of Paradise. As with many scapegoats, the apple is more than the sum of its misdemeanours. The fact is this: Eve likely never set …

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