“Paddlenorth is compulsively readable—in part, for the emotional drama and inward soul-searching reminiscent of Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller, Wild. Kingsley adds meat to the narrative in contrasting historical figures like Captain George Back, the Brit who first descended the river in 1834, and 1950s northern missionary Father Buliard with modern-day dilemmas, such as how to effectively integrate technology into a wilderness experience. Her prose is lean, raw and inspiring—the hallmarks of great travel writing.”
Now that the ground is thawing, gardeners are coming out in force. For those who have a green thumb but no land to use it in, how do you find a garden of your own? That was the focus of last week’s story for CBC Ottawa’s In Town and Out.
Host Giacomo Panico and I talk about community gardening and land sharing, and we touch on some of the community benefits of public gardens. Click through to the full post for an audio link.
I love telling stories on stage, to camera, or live for web-based events. Stories are made to be shared, and presenting is one of my favourite ways to bring them to life. I always make time for new bookings. I’ve presented at several live and web-based events with the National Geographic Society and National Geographic…
Summer 2012: ‘He came and dwelt among us.’ Meet Father Joseph Buliard, a missionary whose arrival in the Garry Lake region of Nunavut signalled the end of a traditional way of life, and a series of tragedies that emptied an entire region of its people.
Five friends and I completed a 54-day canoe expedition on Nunavut’s Back River in the summer of 2005. I was ready to be tested, but I never imagined the combination of grief, beauty and disaster that would push me to the limit and leave me with a new understanding of the wild. I wrote this essay at the Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism program in 2005.