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Judith Penner


Judith Penner has settled into her work as a writer, editor and yoga teacher in Vancouver, after a career in journalism and film, bookselling, and teaching yoga in Europe, North America, Africa, India and Mexico. Her piece, “Misericordia,” won third prize in the Geist 1st Annual Short Long-Distance Writing Contest.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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