Category Archives: vacation

Postcard from Rednecksville

It’s Friday night. I’ve pulled over at a gas bar by the highway, in the middle of giant box-store sprawl, some ten minutes after disembarking at Departure Bay ferry terminal. We’ve crossed the water to Nanaimo, “Finding Nemo” as my … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

New Year’s Eve, 2008. No big splashy party, no midnight kiss on the dance floor. We’re holed up at Amanda’s mom’s place, a tiny, draughty row house in a small mining village in the north-east of England, company housing from … Continue reading

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Rare Species

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