Personal geography

This month's National Geographic features an essay by Garrison Keillor about his personal geography. It begins,“When a man lives in one place for most of his life, he doesn’t need GPS.” I'm fascinated with people who have lived most of their life in one place, because this is not the way of my own family—a … Continue reading Personal geography

Meet my grandpa

My maternal grandparents immigrated to Canada when I was about six or seven years old. Those were the days before the internet made such things as email and FaceTime possible. Happily, my grandfather was an excellent correspondent. How I looked forward to getting a fat letter in the mail, addressed to me, with several sheets … Continue reading Meet my grandpa