The Selfcleaning World

stories & images from a world on the edge..

Tag: ice


Champlain Park hockey

The perfect Canadian winter day: -9 and sunny, hockey, beer.  Pick-up hockey with friends at a neighborhood rink in Ottawa.  Skating on the Rideau Canal during Winterlude.  Beer at the WinterBrewed craft beer festival.  We ended up at a pub showing an NHL game and enjoyed pints with a plate of poutine.

Champlain Park pickup hockey

Rideau canal skating

Poutine WP_20130216_036


Library incidents

I have a story in the latest edition of Locust Magazine called ‘University Library’:

Incidents while drifting through corridors…

‘I approach a tarnished wooden table bending under the weight of texts. One archaic-looking tome catches my attention. It’s an atlas, waiting to be opened again.

The atlas creaks open, land slides out.

The land is wrong, the boundaries are different and the coastlines are off. There was more ice then, less liquid water …’