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Cyndi MacMillan is a well-rounded writer who embraces many genres and forms. Her work has been published in local newspapers and has won contests. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a good forum which enables people from around the world to share poetry. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for friends to meet.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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HEY, SPEAKING OF POLITICS... A CANADIAN NOT-QUITE-A RANT


Blog Posted:11/23/2013 5:30:00 PM
Hey My American Friends....

YOOO HOOO!


Have any of you been following CANADIAN politics lately?

Here's a taste of the crap that those North of you have been wading through recently:



*The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has admitted to smoking and purchasing crack within the year. But, Hey, it's okay, really, because he was in ONE OF his drunken stupors when it happened. He's refusing to quit...err... being a mayor. Watching him on the TV is like watching? an episode of the Sopranos... the man is seriously messed up. A one man freak show.

*The former premier of Ontario, Dalton McGinty, is responsible for tossing 1 billion dollars down a crapper for two arbitrary gas plant closures. He shows no remorse for this decision and refuses to apologize. After all, a billion dollars is just pocket change. Uh, isn't it. EPIC FAIL!


*Three senators abused their expense quotas and basically lived? off tax dollars. Google ?Mike Duffy.Our Prime Minister claims his office knew nothing of this overspending and never tried to cover up the facts of this case.. hmmmm..... Right. Sure. THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN HARP-POO-NED!

*Our new liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, our once loved OR hated Prime Minister, has stated that marihuana should be legalized, admits to smoking it, and recently said that he admires China for being a dictatorship as it empowers the nation. *Nuff said!


*The NDP's new leader, Thomas Muclair, refused to stop for the manditory RCMP screening on parliament hill and ignored the cruiser ordering him to pull over with lights flashing, none the less,?  and then turned, finally, to the officer and said, "DON?T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?? My answer? ? YEAH, YOU'RE? A MORON!?"

Who the hell am I going to vote for next election????

Hey, which Canuck Souper wants to run for office? Francine? Chris?

WAIT...

I SAY MYSTIC ROSE. Rose, you've got my vote.

HUGS,
Cyndi


PS- We Canadians rarely argue about our political affiliations-?  It's not that we're nice. It's just that we're fed up of the whole sordid mess and would rather drink our Timmie coffee watching hockey than listen to more lies.
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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Where oh where has my little sis gone? where oh where can she be?

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM
    LOL in the USA we have gotten to the point that the definition of politician is a crook! LOL when we have morally acceptable politicians we say 'they don't know how to play the game?'

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:24:00 PM
    well, canada is still one of the happiest countries in the world... did that, soul sis..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Yeah, politics would ruin me. I wouldn't wish politics upon anyone, unless of course, they really, really have an urge to participate in politics for wotever reasons .... because it is their in.alien.able right to do so. As I become older, I understand more and more exactly wot Socrates was getting at with regards to political systems in general.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup and that got him poisoned?
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Never let truth or logic interfere with highly professional smear jobs Love Canada... In Canada Health Insurance is not a luxury it's a right In the US Health Insurance is a Luxury for the Right!

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/24/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry Judy. don't know who has been feeding you, but my insurance is very affordable. It is a no copay, no deductable policy and covers everything even extended care, and extended hospital stay. by the way I am as far left as you can get. No government, no taxes and a pay for what you get person.
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Hey! We're not alone in the US! Amazing... LOL... Sorry for your toubles... but now we feel better... or on second thought... Think I'll join you watching hockey... It's getting bigger in St. Louis... OOOPPPS... That's soccer... Oh Well... With a mind like mine... I guess I can't expect much from those poor politicians... After all, We did put them in office!...LOL

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 11:21:00 PM
    funny one, Cyndi. Someone sent me this one in an email recently.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Love ya Cyndi!!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/23/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BACK ATCHA!

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