Marjorie Harris

Easter Sunday

I didn?t explain what I was doing interviewing Northrop Frye on Good Friday. This took place back in the 1970s and I was freelancing a lot for the CBC in those days. I did several documentaries for CONCERN the show that the Frye interview was...

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Good Easter Friday

Listening to CBC ?can make you really mad even on such a holy day as this.?I'm listening to a reprise of my doc with Northrop Frye about Easter ?on CBC ?radio.?Michael Enright apologizes for the bad sound quality. Well, the reason there was a sound...

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Going to Nice

Nice is a city that glitters. Maybe it?s the light reflected off the Mediterranean, maybe it?s the colour of the buildings themselves, but it almost hurts the eyes it is so dazzling. It is one of the most gorgeous cities I?ve ever been in.? To get...

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In France #4

I went to Italy to shop for groceries the other day. It?s not quite as daunting as it sounds. Our town is only 30 minutes by train from the Italian border and Ventimiglia is a town with a great marche. Several years ago I noticed that...

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In France #3

We have now been coming to the same area in France for almost 20 years. It?s a matter of nesting, finding comforting rituals and loving what could easily be mistaken for paradise. I asked my friend Marie what it was like to live in paradise...

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In France #2

Weather is just as much front and centre here as it is in Canada. We left before 15cm of snow fell in Toronto, ?and arrived to stormy weather here. It bucketed down rain today and there was nothing to do but go to our favourite...

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In France #1

I have been practically drowning in details trying to get out of town and on the way to France for the last three weeks. We left late Thursday night on what has to be one of the weirder trips we?ve had getting here. We traveled Air...

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Shade plants

Okay so winter is back. But the wonderful Kelly came and fixed my pipes, we were able to get rid of most of the flood and I hope things will be all right in the spring. We gardeners are nothing if not hopeful. I mentioned Dan...

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