The loss of a great spirit, Robert Kroetsch (1927-2011)

On Tuesday of last week Robert Kroetsch, the presiding spirit of Alberta letters, died of injuries received in a car accident. He was 83. (See The Edmonton Journal) The obituaries sang his praises as novelist and poet but also as teacher, mentor, friend. Colleagues and fellow writers described him as a generous and loving man, a […]

Uneasy Answers

As my erstwhile colleagues can attest, I don’t like to talk to strangers. I am the person who wears headphones on the bus, sometimes even if my ipod is dead, just to avoid any unnecessary small talk. That’s how shy I am.  Er, how shy I was, I guess. Now when I’m out, I usually […]