Sense of Decency

Listening to others, seeing things through their eyes.

Push Day By MIKE FISH Seven portages already, muskeg up to here Big water, stiff headwind all day Hands hard, good mates, no fear Where’s the site, you say Around the bend and through the narrows Sun baking down, visions of a place Esker topped with pine, plenty of space Shoulders sore, fading daylight Where, …

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By DENNIS HARROD Dedicated to the memory of Gary Van Dusen. A good copy editor is hard to find. If she’s a great copy editor, you never even know she’s been there. Instead of leaving tracks, she erases them, leaving a trail of words that’s easy for the reader to follow. She smooths the bumps …

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“… the only means of fighting a plague is — common decency.” — Albert Camus, 1947 Sickness surrounds us. It’s more than the physical and emotional assault of the pandemic that afflicts us; we suffer daily under a spiritual assault of conflict with and rejection of those with whom we disagree. The onslaught coarsens us, …

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