Three Weeks Gone; Two to Go

September 3, 2016 in Canada, TearAway, Travelogue

It’s been three weeks that TearAway has been sitting at anchor in our bay. Three weeks since we blew out the exhaust elbow and I’ve been unable (unwilling) to move […]

Christmas Crazy: Welcome Home

December 23, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

My house, at this moment, is a rodeo. At five thirty, when I gingerly tiptoed to my kitchen to quietly make tea and then tiptoe to my seat at the […]

On Pickling & the Passing of Time

June 25, 2015 in Canada, Travelogue

It has been the week of evening rains. Long slow soakers that drive deep and make the worms wriggle to the surface. I’d forgotten how thunder rolls in across the […]

Making Love Canadian Style

May 14, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

The sun is rising over Breakey’s Bay. The moon, not quite ready to give up her kingdom, has been reduced to the fingernail sliver of a crescent that reminds me […]

Going Home, Finding Home

May 3, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

Today is a significant day. It is the day that our family goes home. To a place, not a concept. Where we will stay. Mostly. You read that right. Today […]

Only Mostly Dead: In which I am declared deceased

October 11, 2014 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

It is an unsettling thing to be declared dead. She peered at me over the rim of her metallic turquoise half glasses and asked the following questions: Full maiden name?  […]

On Love, Leaving & the Last Leg

January 15, 2014 in Canada, North America, Travelogue, United States

The raspberries tasted like summer. Warm sun on prickly green leaves. The lazy buzz of Dad’s honey bees going about their work. The electric anticipation of the air in advance […]

Duane Forrest: One Man Can Change The World: On Genesis, Selfishness & Serendipity

January 9, 2014 in Canada, Honduras, Inspiration, North America, Travelogue

4:40 a.m. I am awake. My brain is writing. I don’t know why this happens to me. Perhaps it’s just that the middle of the night is the only quiet […]

On winter and walking

January 7, 2014 in Canada, Travelogue

Two months ago, today, I was sitting on Kailua beach with my friend Powell,working our way through a bottle of wine, watching our big babies splash in the surf. Hawaii […]

New Year 2014: On journeying, home & eternity

December 31, 2013 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

There has been a nuthatch at the feeder this week. He arrives intermittently, among the crowd of doves and blue jays, chickadees and the occasional fleeting cardinal. Everyone is hungry; […]

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