The souls of Canadian folk: how the wilderness makes us who we are

This is a follow-up to a previous post called “Wilderness and Canadian identity.”

What that post found in our national and provincial parks, this one will explore at a psychical level. If our identities are tied to a particular conception of wilderness, what are the symptoms of this condition? How does the Canadian psyche operate under the influence of this concept?

Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Moving On […]

A Map the Size of the World

“Are you looking up where we’re going?” “Yes.” I show her the map. “Look, that’s where we’re going, and this is where we are now.” “Good, it’s not too far.” “Well, it looks close on the map, but it’s actually pretty far. It’ll take us another half an hour.” It’s the kind of explanation an adult […]