Shawn L. Bird

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poem- traditions December 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:55 pm
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Far from home,

surrounded by brown desert,

in a hotel room, alone,

a podcast plays the annual

Christmas Eve story

and the holiday arrives

despite the lack of snow,

gifts,

cookies,

tree,

or children.

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CBC plays this beautiful Forsyth short story every year, and I always have a little tear over it.  The late Alan Maitland was a wonderful reader.  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-shepherd-edition-2016-1.3907204

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A little Christmas view December 24, 2012

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:00 pm
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Under clear skies, we have a lovely view of Mount Ida and the Fly Hills from the living room.  At the moment, hills are obscured by low cloud, and snow blankets the neighbourhood.  It’s barely freezing, and the snow is perfect for construction of snow forts and snowmen

Happy Christmas Eve to all!

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