Kumai — We spent two days in Tawau, ignorantly bullying our way into same day visas on the first, but missing the ferry, anyway, because we forgot to check the schedules on the second. In a fit of good luck mixed with the bad, though, we met the captain of the ship while waiting in line for coffee, and he let us drive the whole shebang over the border into Indonesia. It took two and a half hours, througho...
Saskatoon — I don’t know when we started this routine. It was some time after our return to Saskatoon from living in Japan and England. Some time during my long recovery from colitis. Some time long enough ago th...
Toronto — I helped plan a conference. This is a big deal for me. Super fun planning out a dream list of speakers who all enthusiastically agreed to come to another country to talk about ebooks. An awfully auspi...
Absorbed by the wind above the valley
Drinking from a mountain stream
The highlands above the fjords
Rock, wind & fearlessness
Wandering my way to the Lapponian Gates
Gathered under the aurora in the early morning
A morning of reflection & handwritten memories
Stamping feet & waiting for the slow northern sun to reach the horizon
Winter winds & the Lapland horizon at the top of Mount Nuolja
Standing on the blue ice of Lake Torneträsk
Watching the fields outside the train turn white with snow
Beautiful moon through blossoms
A metropolis that embraces etiquette