I live on the west coast of British Columbia, but was born and raised in Alberta and miss its wide blue skies terribly. If I had my way, I’d reshape geography and move the Alberta foothills and cattle country closer to my home.
In fact, the images below are of the Alberta foothills (taken from the famous Cowboy Trail.) Scenery like this says home to me.
And if I am determined to make myself homesick, I look for these:
In addition to a law degree, I hold an MFA in creative writing. For the most part, I write fiction but occasionally a personal essay or humour piece will spit out of the computer.
And when I’m not working…
I dream of the day people can stay fit without expending energy. While I wait for that to come about, I swim (swallowing more pool water than I displace), and try to kayak in a straight line. Skiing is an activity I no longer pursue — I haven’t, ever since an unfortunate episode where I found myself face down on the slope, skies tangled, listening to my husband’s advice to “just point them downhill” and contemplating divorce.
I’m fascinated by the many absurdities of life, addicted to chocolate and caramel, crime fiction and mysteries, sunshine, white sand, weathered barns and crisp fall air. A few other things that make me smile:
And . . .