Canada

The exotic supernatural beauty of our own backyard

The exotic supernatural beauty of our own backyard

We often believe we have to leave home to experience something extraordinary. We seek out the mysterious and exotic places of our imagination in the far away and hard to get to. We take for granted what is familiar, dismissing the sacred as mundane. Because it's close...

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What do you do when you can’t remember where you are?

What do you do when you can’t remember where you are?

You know when you wake up in the middle of the night to visit the toilet? Well, obviously we do that too. But sometimes I’ll wake up and for several seconds have no idea where I actually am. I have to lay there and allow my mind to adjust to my location. Uh… Hereford?...

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A mad sprint into 2019: Just where the heck are Scott and Karen?

A mad sprint into 2019: Just where the heck are Scott and Karen?

“Are you in Canada?” “Are you on another course?” “Have you left the country again?” “Where ARE Scott and Karen?” Alright, alright, alright. It’s been a long while since anyone heard from us and we’ve received a lot of notes from many people. So we’re very sorry. On...

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A mad dash to the coast through ice and fire

A mad dash to the coast through ice and fire

  A big part of our plan for the Canada road trip was some time in the dark, alone with the stars. Jasper National Park has dark sky preserves we’ve always wanted to visit. Our plans began to get a bit shaky, though, that morning in Edmonton as we saw smoke roll...

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Friendship on the Prairies

Friendship on the Prairies

  The last time we drove across Canada’s prairies, we sprinted. We didn’t even stop in Manitoba. Basically, in our haste to get to Toronto, we gave the finger to the provinces with some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. And it was wrong of us. Not this...

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Lessons from the bees

Lessons from the bees

  Here at the farm, Katayoun and Eric have an amazing vegetable garden and five awesome goats. We felt cared for as soon as we arrived. A warm-hearted welcome from old friends and affable goats. Dragging ourselves into their home, tired and worn, we couldn’t have...

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It turns out goats are good for tired souls.

It turns out goats are good for tired souls.

  As hard as it is to believe, we left Vancouver almost exactly ten years ago to drive our little Honda across Canada to start something new in Toronto. We had no plan other than to find a place to live and somewhere to work. 2007 Now, after a decade, we are once...

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What’s it like to watch your home slowly disappear around you?

What’s it like to watch your home slowly disappear around you?

  Life is the sum of our decisions and their consequences. For many months now, the decision Karen and I made to give up our house and its contents had no immediate consequences. Our choice to live the next few years in itinerant and indefinite style was still...

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