Home Fire

It's been a little over a week since we moved back into our Dempster house. It feels good to be home. It feels right. And that surprises me. Living out here, forty kilometers from town, with no close neighbours, limited running water and off-grid is not easy. Over the years here, I've struggled with the… Continue reading Home Fire

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When Your Choice Doesn’t Feel Like a Choice

Both yesterday and this morning, I woke up with my stomach in a nervous knot, feeling like I could cry. I'm short tempered with the kids: remaining patient with them requires a lot of mental effort. And now that I'm writing it, I realize that for the last four or five days, I've been struggling… Continue reading When Your Choice Doesn’t Feel Like a Choice