Category: Blog Series

World Tour, Day 356: A Meditation on the Space between Now and the Future

They say that, in order to be the one to write the end to your stories, you have to tell them first. Until do you, you will let others tell your stories, and you will let others write your endings for you. They usually say this about the stories of our hard times, but I believe this is true of all our stories. *** It’s an odd liminal space, being back. I left so sure I could control everything about

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World Tour, Days 154-351: From Homesick to Home

Open scene: I arrive in Japan after six months of travel to the church that I’ll be living at for six more months. I’m homesick. I’m tired. I’m hungry. The church had my bed set up and ready for me. There was food in the fridge and snacks on the table that would double as my desk, stocked for breakfast. Also on that table was a welcome note. And, as I got settled, the pastor went to the nearby noodle

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World Tour, Special Edition: St Mary’s Churches

It all started one evening in Glasgow when I noticed it was the perfect light for photography. St Mary’s Church, Glasgow One evening, I was on a walk near where I was staying when I came by St Mary’s Church. It was a beautiful building and, better yet, I noticed that the sun was at the perfect angle that everything in its path was gorgeous. So I took this picture: Lovely, isn’t it? I wish I could have gotten the

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World Tour, Days 56-58: ALL HAIL ICELAND

Did you know the entire country of Iceland is north of 60 degrees latitude, which means they only get about 5 hours of sunlight on the winter solstice? Did you also know that Iceland’s old calendar only had two seasons: winter and summer? I think that calendar would accurately depict Alberta’s weather xD Since it was tied with Finland for first after you voted, I bumped Iceland up to actual #1 with my own vote. Everywhere else, I knew someone

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World Tour, Days 125-128: In Which Helsinki Treats Thea to a Real Winter

Did you know that Helsinki has such a convoluted coastline that people often mistake parts of the ocean for lakes? Finland and Iceland tied for first in you guys’s vote and, rather than rely on a random number generator like I did when choosing Canberra in the last post, I threw in my vote to break the tie. I mean, I wrote a book that takes place in Iceland. I’m a little partial ;) Just Helsinki Things J, who I

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