Tag: Northern Ontario

  • House Party…

    Day #54 We have spent much of the last two months living in a fantasy world. Our lives in Fort Hope have taken place within a bubble, without intrusion from the outside world. Today we were reminded that a world does in fact function outside of Fort Hope. For the past two months we have […]

  • Hooray! They’re Alive!

    Day #53 The big decision to start the day was whether or not to attend the funeral service in the community. On the one hand we wanted to pay our respects, but on the other, we didn’t want to intrude. Our final decision was to remain home and not attend the funeral. I had some […]

  • In Passing…

    Day #52 It has been an interesting 48 hours here in Fort Hope. In that space of time, one community elder passed away at a hospital in Thunder Bay, another passed away here in the community and another is expected to leave us within the next few days. As a result, the town has gone […]

  • I’ve Got a Little Desert in My Shoe…

    Day #51 It is a dark and stormy night here in Fort Hope. The rain pours steadily outside, and for the first time, we have been treated to a small, but high intensity, thunderstorm. The sky went a particularly menacing shade of grey just before sunset and the wind picked up to a gale force. […]

  • The Half Century…

    Day #50 Well, today was a milestone day if you pay attention to the numbers. Today marked the 50th day of my journey from London to Fort Hope. The actually number is not really important, but the experiences that I’ve had do mean something. I’m not really ready to ‘reflect’ upon my first 50 days, […]

  • We’ll all be Zombies Someday…

    Day #49 Oh Nicholas… I can’t help but share a little conversation that my 5 year old friend Nicholas had with himself today. This conversation had deep roots in Nicholas’s two brothers, Nygel and Joshua. Nygel and Josh are in our afternoon group of 10-11s and were both featured prominently as zombies in the epic […]

  • Ah…The Lazy Day…What a Wonderful Thing!

    Day #48 It rained all day, but wow, did I ever love it! As has been the case throughout most of the summer, my morning began with the sound of rain outside my window. This calming sound, combined with the grey sky peeking through my blinds conspired to keep me in bed until about 10:30am. […]

  • After all that…No Camping…but…I’m Still Singing in the Rain…

    Day #47 Earlier in the week I wrote quite extensively about the dilemma facing me this weekend. My quandary lay in the question of whether or not to accompany the girls on a one night camping trip starting today. I spent many long hours convincing myself that this was a trip worth going on. I […]

  • Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

    Day #46 So I’m do rather well right now…I say this for the pure and simple fact that I am still presently awake! Last night ended up being a relatively late night, just after 1am was my final bedtime, due to my production attempts on the boys’ movie. The final title of the film was […]

  • Wait for the Director…

    Day #44 I am currently knee deep in film editing for the boy’s Scary Movie. I have to get it done for tomorrow so that we can give it its world premier! I don’t know how I managed to put this off until the last minute, but I did, so unfortunately I am not going […]