Seeking a way, through place.


Land, form. The weight of skies and lift of dust, kicking up around our toes. People moving through place. People drawn to crossroads where we watch the movements, the patterns. I am fascinated by the back-and-forth of places and people.


Welcome to this place where you may find elements of meaning, words of possibility, and some places worthy of exploration, demarcation, consideration.


On a slightly different path, I also blog about the urban sense of place over at my urbanist site Rethink Urban and at the citizens' group I founded, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network.



From The Blog

All the Right Notes

Breaking Into the Backcountry

Don’t you love it when a book just fits, when it drops into your hands at the right moment, when you open the pages and it’s like you’ve punched a ticket to some destination that’s always been on your … [Read More...]

Expectations and life’s hard, unpredictable, realities

Ready to run?

Journeys have meaning because they are unpredictable, nuanced, and tinged with risk. Otherwise, why journey? And every day is a journey. Like most nuggets of wisdom, this is easier to digest when not … [Read More...]

The richness of spring meadows

Camas bloom under the Garry Oaks in Playfair Park, Saaanich, BC.

Spring is a flashy time here on the islands of the Salish Sea. It is a long and lush season of blooms, from daffodils in February through the magnolias of March with their bright candles of colour, to … [Read More...]

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