Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Greetings From the North

For the next few months I anticipate A Harty Meal being largely used as a tool to recount my experiences (see #1, below) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where I am living and working until the end of April (pictures to follow when I sort out a technical glitch). The reasons cited in the previous post notwithstanding, I don't see my blogging from up here as an exercise undertaken for its own sake. Rather, I'll be sharing my stories of the North because I feel that the North is to be shared. The four months I have up here will allow me little more than surface-scratching when it comes to engaging with the people and the land, but what I have seen so far could provide the introductory chapter for any number of adventure narratives, nature documentaries or Danielle Steele novels (I only know what those are because I worked in a bookstore). I have no delusions of Mowat-esque literarly grandeur, and anticipate a healthy dose of the mundane in my day-to-day comings and goings, but both of these are beside the point. Seven days into my time in Yellowknife I have seen the Aurora dance at midnight, broken bread around a fire with kind-hearted locals and gone running in the afternoon sun across a frozen lake. If the first week is any indication, it will be all I can do to keep up with this city over the next four months. It would be a pleasure to have you join me.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm glad you created a blog because I keep asking Colin how you're doing in the NWT and he can't tell me. Now I don't have to ask. I can just go to hartymeal. So thank you from me (and Colin, my new roommate).
x Melissa

Heather said...

Hart, You have dared your mother to write to the Yarn Harlot and have her read your blog! What are you going to do then? Hthrj PS Even though you don't knit, you are more amusing than the Yarn Harlot.

Anonymous said...

I dig blogs
I don't have the discipline to keep them up, but, I admire those who do

Looking forward to Harty of the NWT.

Have you seen Yvon of the Yukon?

Just saying.

love

tara

Your mother said...

Heather is right, Hart. I thought about it, but I haven't done it. Yet. I am really looking forward to your blog. I read lots of them, and yours will be the best , no question. XXOOMoM

Peter Loewen said...

Do it up.