Category Archives: My Adventures

The grass grows tall in the fields beyond the coolie of water my Grandma used to drink from. It has been twenty years since I was last in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan with her. We were here together for a family reunion then, but this is the first time I’ve seen where she grew up. The homestead […]

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Every peak is a crater. This is the law of volcanoes,
making them eternally and visibly female.
No height without depth, without a burning core,
though our straw soles shred on the hardened lava.
I want to travel with you to every sacred mountain
smoking within like the sibyl stooped over her tripod,
I want to reach for your hand as we scale the path,
to feel you arteries glowing in my clasp,
never failing to note the small, jewel-like flower
unfamiliar to us, nameless till we rename her,
that clings to the slowly altering rock—
that detail outside ourselves that brings us to ourselves,
was here before us, knew we would come, and sees beyond us.
-Arienne Rich

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March 7th – Day 1 It’s an early start, I fall asleep with my head pushing hard against the glass of the van window as Jo and Tom negotiate with our driver to get us to the trailhead. My bag is so full, and I think about lugging that grey beast of a backpack up […]

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