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200830 | A geometry lesson, night gardening, and teaching as survival.

In the ravine fall the hard, green acorns. You hear them — tokh — connecting with roofs. The squirrels are a flurry — this is their time.

Then the static of surveyors’ radios. I ask what they’re up to, realizing that I’ve become that guy in the neighbourhood. They’re from the department of transportation, the younger surveyor tells me, his orange vest…




A weekly letter on art, music, books, teaching, writing, and the ravine behind my house. Delivered Sundays.

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E.E. Demore

E.E. Demore

Educator and essayist.

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