Fort McMurray

Life at the Crossroads

Eleven years ago today. That's how long I've lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta. That's how much time has passed since I made the choice to live here. Not bad considering I thought I would only be here for eight months. Just a quick stint to make some money. I'd be headed back to Ontario in… Continue reading Life at the Crossroads

Fort McMurray

One Way In, One Way Out

We live in an isolated community. Fort McMurray - a city, or urban service area, located 435 km northeast of Edmonton with a population of 68,002. Besides a few other hamlets within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the closest other settlement lies approximately 200 km south. For all intents and purposes, we are alone.… Continue reading One Way In, One Way Out

Reflections

Whispers of the Past

This morning, crawling through the usual social media sprawl, I ran upon a single image that made me stop for a moment. Now, I don't mind admitting that I stared at it for longer than the other posts I had been looking at. My mind began to wander, and my brain was suddenly thrown into… Continue reading Whispers of the Past