Category Archives: Canada

canadian summer

I’m back again from the northern lake-lands, bug-bitten, itching and inspired. My hard drive is full of new work. I’m dreaming of canoes and hot summer nights while I’m busy making plans for the autumn. It’s almost my birthday. The … Continue reading

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the solitude aspect

I have a friend who attempts new things boldly, with grace and daring. She steps into waves, onto bicycles, into new experiences with enviable courage. In our university days, I watched her take her first tentative strokes into the rough … Continue reading

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I’m learning about Canadian history. It’s a new world to me: I studied Burke and Wills, not Franklin and Mackenzie, and although the geography of this land is a familiar shape, the stories that go with it are ones I … Continue reading

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moonlight canoe

I’m back from the loon-lands of the north, where the stars reflect on night-clear lakes and the granite meets the water in a sweep so beautiful it could break your heart. This is the land I dream of when I’m … Continue reading

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