Reflections from the Canadian Shield

I’m an American on the Canadian Shield

And I’m putting down roots in your frozen fields

Sam Roberts Band’s An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay (Chemical City, 2011) + Read More

Swiftwater Rescue

Skills days at Wilderness Tours (WT) happen on Thursdays and Fridays in the first term.  Otherwise I sit in academic classes Monday to Wednesday and bounce back and forth between Pembroke and Toronto on the weekends.

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Fall Camp

Contrary to popular belief, summer does not end with the Labo(u)r Day weekend.  I re-discovered this the hard way, sweating buckets overnight in my brand new MEC TGV 2 tent and slapping at imaginary insects crawling up my arms.  Welcome to your new program, career change, and new life!  Air conditioning?  Long gone.  Showers?  Forget about it.  That’s what the Ottawa River is for.

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