On the Road Again

I’ve finally recovered from last year’s knee injury and am cycling outdoors again. Today was a great day. I rode my bike outdoors for the first time in over a year. Last March I had a hiking accident that resulted in a fractured patella and femur. It took 8-12 weeks just for the fracture to…

Time for a Break

Well it’s coming up to the end of July, which means it’s time to take a break. From blogging, yes, but not from writing in general. This week I have an article out in the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) magazine, about four great NCC destinations across Canada. I was happy I could include a…

Listening to winter in a land of extremes

This summer I was worried about drought. About the ability of the greatly diminished Cowichan River to support the fall Chinook salmon run. These worries seem silly now that the winter rains have arrived, with a record 27 days of rain in October. A sodden procession of greyness and damp. This is the land of…