Monthly Archives: September 2012

Feeling Sorg–Swedes do it Best

This summer we started watching Henning Mankell’s Wallander, a detective series of about a dozen episodes based on chief inspector Kurt Wallander. He chases down dark and dangerous crime in the seaside town of Ystad, Sweden (many years ago, my dad taught me to pronounce the Swedish ‘Y’ by instructing me to make an ‘O’ […]

There is balance in handl…

There is balance in handling a canoe, the feeling of it being a part of the bodily swing. No matter how big the waves or how the currents swirl, you are riding them as you would ride a horse, at one with their every motion.

Sig Olson, Wilderness Days

I started Word Canoe almost a decade ago as an experiment in blog publishing. It’s time to relaunch it and see where the current takes me this time.


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