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; […]

Christmas Eve: On ice, ghosts & dreams

December 24, 2013 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

Ice is art when painted on a living canvas: A perfect curlycue of clear crystal clings to the tip of a wisteria tendril, hanging down from a beam of the […]

Winter Solstice: In which we are home.

December 21, 2013 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

At 5:00 p.m. it is solidly dark on Wolfe Island. At 5:00 a.m. it was also solidly dark. I was driving the long, straight stretch of highway 401, between Windsor […]

Looking with new eyes: On home, and away.

December 16, 2013 in North America, Travelogue, United States

One of the reasons we travel is to see new things. To learn. To grow. To be stretched. To stand outside everything we thought we new and realize that there […]

On grumpy elf & ironing

December 9, 2013 in North America, Travelogue, United States

Perhaps the hardest thing about this friends and family tour through the midwestern United States is the pace. Eighteen sets of loved ones hugged tight within the past three and […]

Notes from BC: Four days was not enough

November 19, 2013 in Canada, North America

The islands off of the northeast coast of Vancouver Island are not well traveled. A double handful of people live on the little dots of land that honeycomb the inlets […]

Pearl Harbour: Lest We Forget

November 7, 2013 in North America, United States

The USS Arizona is still weeping. Great viscous tears of pitch coloured oil, leaking from deep inside her war torn sides with agonizing reluctance. As if she still can’t quite […]

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