Winter in Saskatchewan…it’s something. Actually, it’s a lot of things. It’s long. It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s icey. There’s a lot to deal with. This is maybe my eighth winter up here. I finally have just about everything I need: good socks (Darn Tough), a 4X4 with Winter tires (essential, for me), appropriate winter coatsContinue reading “Winter”
…while making other plans. I like to live a lot. I go places, I do things, but I haven’t had much of a home life for many years. Now that I’m working a job that will keep me stationary, I actually can make other plans. Doing guest appearances in your own house has its drawbacks.Continue reading “Life Is What Happens…”
I’m less emotional now. I don’t know if it’s from reduced hormones in my body, a less stressful environment, age or my psych meds. Very likely it’s a combination of all of the above, and I’m thankful. Years of a mind and soul in turmoil are like a memory of a memory now, like theContinue reading “And, Pivot”
When I first entertained the idea of moving to Canada, like most things, I thought of it as an adventure. Knowing nothing about prairie life, I imagined alpine wilderness. It never occurred to me that a very large portion of Canada is flat. I grew up with scenery. In the Bay Area we had nothingContinue reading “There’s No Place Like…”
The trip home felt quick but relaxing. I expected to have to decompress for at least a week upon my arrival, but I already felt rested when I arrived. In the Army, recovery is what you do after returning from the field. It’s a process to get everything ready to go again. Normally, this processContinue reading “Recovery”
For so long I was here, but not really here.
Spoiler: Canada is not U.S.A North.
Eating well requires dedication. I don’t believe in diets, but I do believe in eating well, and by that I mean scratch cooking as much as possible.
One of our basic needs is the need for security. COVID attacks that need in so many ways.
Winter in Saskatchewan is a marathon. It requires preparation, a fair bit of strength and endurance. For a minute or more, it almost seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. We were already in November, but still able to have outdoor gatherings. The Maple Beetles seemed to be on a neverending proliferation cycle. And then,Continue reading “Winter Begins”