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Rolling on the Cobblestones

Sun, 15 Jun 2014, 08:01 PM (-06:00)

1. After the Race The sun was going down. The Canadian springtime evening was getting cold. We changed out of our sweaty race clothes, walked towards Rideau Street and watched the sun set behind the hills across the river in the west. Then we wandered to Byward Market for something to eat, settling finally on The Highlander […]

Gatineau Park

Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 10:04 PM (-06:00)

Just outside Ottawa across the river in Quebec there’s a wilderness. Turn left after you cross the bridge, drive up the sloping road, and turn right. The city disappears behind you. The forest envelopes you. We went there to hike two trails that the fair and industrious Trudy had selected from the many in the […]

The Kindly Hosts that Brung Us

Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 01:15 PM (-06:00)

A Walk in the Park

Thu, 12 Jun 2014, 08:58 PM (-06:00)

We left to go for a walk in the park, dad, Khadija, Trudy and I. But the roads and bridges were closed for the full and half marathons. Yet, they have plenty of parks in Ottawa, so there were many possibilities, and we gradually made our way to Andrew Haydon Park on the Ottawa River. There […]

Finally Leaving Work Behind

Mon, 26 Jul 2010, 07:04 AM (-06:00)

I had a dream last night—about work. Here we are in summertime Ontario, and I had a dream about work. It wasn’t a particularly happy dream. I was getting left behind. Meetings were being called, and I wasn’t invited and had to show up myself. A summer student was getting assigned work that I was […]