Travel Theme: Waves

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Homesickness comes in waves. When the tide is in I feel fulfilled in the beauty and wonder of all that surrounds me. But on an equal scale Β the tide goes out, leaving me bare in an unfamiliar world.

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Christmas Limbo

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia on a scorchin’ summers day!

Well it’s Christmas Eve here in Australia, although it certainly doesn’t feel like it. And I don’t think that it is simply because I am away from home and this is different from any Christmas I have ever experienced. There is no snow, no seasonal Starbucks drinks, no cinnamon or gingerbread scents wafting through the air. Surprisingly that is not what I find odd about this Christmas. Read More »

I Miss You, Winter

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Time passes differently without seasons. There is nothing to mark its change. August… September… October… November… All marked by nothing but the rising and setting sun. In all that time, half a world away, the balmy winds of summer give way to arctic gales. The trees shiver and shed their tangerine leaves. The land suspends life in silence and icy snow.

I left Canada suddenly on the warm tail of August. Australia is all August.Read More »