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"No warmth is lost in the universe" (Hildegard of Bingen)

By Alison MacLeod   July 2005

Ron McLelland drives for IGA’s food fleet. Mostly meat and dairy. Sometimes fresh produce. Once, in a crazy kamikaze mission, oranges from Florida and back again to Halifax in three days. He’d called his wife Linda from a payphone beside a takeout place shaped like a giant burger and he’d tried to describe to her twilight in the Everglades. He said it made him think about what it must be like to die alone, and she said, what’s with men always brooding on their mortality; hadn’t she told him all those caffeine pills would give him the jitters?

Ron is…

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