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Family Blind Date

From: KirstieDate: 21st July 2005Subject: Family blind datePlace: Seattle, Washington State, USA Your palms are sweating as you ring the doorbell. Will you find them attractive? Will the conversation flow? Do they want kids? Your hands clutch a brown paper bag with the medium priced wine you just bought from the gas station and a […]

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Barnacle or hermit crab

From: StuartDate: 14th July 2005Subject: Barnacle or hermit crabPlace: Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, Canada Pacific Rim National Park, Canada “What kind of a family do you think we are Matthew? Barnacle or hermit crab?” He took a sip of his hot chocolate and thought for a second. “Hermit crab,” he replied grinning at me and wiping […]

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We are not amused

From: KirstieDate: 7th July 2005Subject: We are not amusedPlace: Revelstoke National Park, British Columbia, Canada “Yuk yuk, is that a stinky skunk cabbage?” asked Cameron, pointing to a spruce tree. “Not yet, just a bit further,” I encouraged him onwards. The walk was far from over and we didn’t want to peak too soon. “Is […]

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