Looking Back


MANITOBA MUSINGS: A monument honouring the Ukrainian poet Markian Shashkevych in a Point Douglas park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born in 1811, Shashkevych collected Ukrainian folklore, stories and songs and helped to create and publish the Rusalka Dnistrova, the first collection of works exclusively written in the Ukrainian language.

“To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward.” – Margaret Fairless Barber

Barber (1869 – 1901) was an English Christian writer who lived in England and wrote under the pseudonym Michael Fairless. Her book, The Roadmender was extremely popular in its time.

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