On vacation (2023)

As Australia is now open from lockdowns, we are going for the summer holidays. Padma and I are hitting the road and heading north to the Great Barrier Reef. From there, we plan to travel through the “Red Centre” south to Tasmania. We can put aside five...

Into the wild

I left home in the summer of 1980, assuring my parents that I would return to Vancouver in the autumn. I told them I would be camping for the summer with friends. However, I kept secret that those friends would drive me all the way into the Yukon Territory from where...