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Going to the North with Silvio – Chile

I’ve never been a huge fan of research before traveling. When I first went overseas, to the Cook Islands, the other Canadian volunteer had read what white said about brown until he had some very strange ideas about island culture. … Continue reading

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Montreal and Shades of Winnipeg

Travel has changed since I drove across the country so frequently many years ago. I used to email in advance, and then just show up. Or, at the most, I would call from the highway to guarantee occupancy, and then … Continue reading

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Back to Ottawa

Ottawa is merely a four or five hour drive from Mississauga, and in my case that was lengthy enough. When I arrived, however, and found the kids had been asking after me, it was worth it. We had an evening … Continue reading

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Winnipeg to Toronto

I was on the road by ten in the morning, which was a bit late, and by afternoon I was passing Kenora and Dryden. As the kilometres slowly ticked by I began to doubt my original enthusiasm about getting to … Continue reading

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The Lumberyard

This morning the cloud moved off slowly and I spent the time cutting slabs off the last log from the dead pine I’ve been cutting up lately. It was still deadly heavy, but once I had it squared, and then … Continue reading

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From an Armchair on Mars

I’ve had a few blogs, now that I am considering the question. I kept a record of the first summer on my twenty foot outrigged wooden sailing boat, the Whimsey, and called it a logbook. Later I kept an account … Continue reading

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