Home Free in Buffalo

When I was 15 years old my family moved to the town of Fort Erie, across the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, New York. My mother resisted. Fort Erie was a border town and God knows what evil might make its way to us from the other side of the river. We never ventured...

Elder

The World Domination Summit is a gathering of 2,500 people from 30 countries, dedicated to living a remarkable life in a conventional world. I was the oldest one there. I have no proof of being the oldest. But a casual scan of the crowd produced nobody older. Except...

Lydia Roy

We were driving along highway 35 in Oregon, returning from an expedition to Mount Hood in the direction of our hotel in White Salmon, Washington. It was a hot July day. The orchards were in fruit. We stopped at a farm stand along the side of the road. I bought a brown...

What I Love More Than Anything

I was having a conversation with my son, saying how excited I am about the new videos and podcast I’m creating for the website. “I love creative projects more than anything,” I said. “You love travel more than anything,” he said....

There I Was

I happened to be in a newsroom in Montreal this week, for a meeting that ended up being pushed back because the mayor had just been arrested on corruption charges (following in a not so proud tradition of Montreal mayors) and all hands were on deck arranging coverage....