Quebec


Build up to The Breaking

Build up to The Breaking

I hadn't intended to tell the story of The Breaking in the context of vocation and work, but it's the story that has bubbled to the surface in many posts and has been told in bits and pieces, through direct and indirect means, over many months.

At the market

At the market

It is completely possible in Montreal to eat a wide variety of exclusively Quebec grown produce through the summer months.

Spending time with my mom (and eagerly anticipating spring and summer adventures)

Spending time with my mom (and eagerly anticipating spring and summer adventures)

As the days slowly lengthen and winter's magic wanes (early winter is magical but the magic doesn't last forever) I am itching for a change.

l'hiver au Quebec (Winter in Quebec)

l'hiver au Quebec (Winter in Quebec)

"It's a simple reality: if you want to live in Quebec, you have to come to terms with the winter. It's the defining season of the place, the dominating inevitability."

A quick trip to the city

A quick trip to the city

When you live in the sticks as we do (the sticks with good coffee shops, good neighbours, and the mountains) you need to make regular pilgrimages to larger centres to access goods and services that are just not available "in the woods" - comic book stores, "the mall", and the ...

The best way to love winter is to live it

The best way to love winter is to live it

I can't imagine not skiing, or going through my week without the outdoors, because winter outdoors energizes me to do winter indoors.

At the end of the high holiday

At the end of the high holiday

The time between Christmas Eve and New Year's is our family's high holiday of the year. A week long celebration of outdoor winter activity, games, and feasting with family and friends.