Category Archives: Journaling

My Growing Distaste for Working on Cars

Last week I decided I would deal with the front right brake caliper that was sticking and accordingly went to my friend’s place to work on it. Since he lives about twenty kilometres from the cabin, I tried to use … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Bus in Laos

When I went to Thailand in 2011 with my girlfriend we also visited Laos. We traveled the Mekong River by boat and upon landing in Luang Prabang we went back upriver to Pakbang, a village along the bank where we’d … Continue reading

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In the Cabin

The flight to the land really begins with my last day in town. I had to input some grades and then a number of people wanted to see me, so I organized Jackie just after I dealt with my grades … Continue reading

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Outsourcing our Memory

I’ve been editing some journals lately and I am often struck by how little I remember about events that theoretically happened in my own life. I wonder at my own reports of meeting what sound like wonderful people and having … Continue reading

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The Palimpsest that is Our Lives

I was listening to the radio today before I got out of bed and it was one of those days of poor reception. I was tuned to CBC in the foreground of the transmission, while in the background, for all … Continue reading

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Settling into the Cabin

Today seemed to breeze past. I woke four or five times in the night to put wood on the fire; the last time was likely around seven or eight in the morning when I built up the fire, went back … Continue reading

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