That’s one big city you got there

CARP, Ont. — The fact that sometimes things actually do change for good fills me with hope.

My most recent example is the difference between my first and second trip to Toronto. During my introduction, nearly a month ago, it scared me. It was a surreal scene to begin with, as I was one of many [...]

It takes a mess of help to stand alone

(ANCASTER, Ont.) — When things become good for a while, it’s easy to get complacent. While I was in London, Ont., I was parked in the driveway of an amazing, friendly woman, and I got used to having to someone to care about my day and to joke with. Here, in the village of Ancaster [...]

London calling

(LONDON, Ont.) — Canada feels good. Everyone who has waited on me or given me directions or been my bus driver has been unwaveringly friendly. At the moment, I’m parked in a driveway belonging to a wonderfully sweet and open woman named Kerri-Anne. I met her through a passing acquaintance, and though she doesn’t know [...]