Month: January 2020

Plum Rising

But it was just a tree. Or it might have been just a pet. Or a cup. Or someone you didn’t even know that well. Why do these losses sometimes crack us open so deeply? If Leonard Cohen, Canadian poet and songwriter, had heard… Continue Reading “Plum Rising”

Beside the Plum

If you didn’t drop this class after enduring my stint as the rambling substitute teacher yesterday, I have the distinct pleasure of re-introducing the Plum Tree today. I know what you’re thinking; having met the plum couple yesterday, why aren’t they presenting together today?… Continue Reading “Beside the Plum”

Under the Plum: The Prequel

“The hair on my arms stood straight up and that’s when I knew.” I asked you to meet me at the plum tree, so it could help explain how I came to live in Cape Breton, but I have something to share before we… Continue Reading “Under the Plum: The Prequel”