For the Love of Whitehorse: Why I Live in the Wilderness City

Occasionally, people will ask me why I’m here.  They don’t mean I should leave– only what it is that keeps me here.  It’s good to think about why you live in the place you do.  You can always say that work brought you here, or love, or you were raised here, or it’s all you know… but I can’t say any of these…  so I start thinking about why Whitehorse is the perfect city.  

Whitehorse has some very unique qualities.  In a nutshell:  It functions as both the capital and largest city of our territory, while maintaining many characteristics of a small town.  It has the cultural capital of a city 10 to 20 times its size, compressed in a small area, as it is home to a surprisingly large number of artsy folk–musicians, artists, writers and our ilk.  Whitehorse is drenched in pivotal and interesting history.  Finally it is surrounded by extensive wilderness that affords outdoor enthusiasts a vast playground, and keeps folks green-minded.    Continue reading

Leaving America Is Up

Hey folks, just placed the first three episodes of Leaving America, my radio series about my immigration journey, up on the site–as its own page.  I’m sorry you have to click on two separate pages–but I’m not as familiar with WordPress as I’d like to be.  Still, I’m very happy that the files are up somewhere.

Hope you enjoy them.  I will put up a page for Yukon 2058 as soon as the series is done on CBC.  They will not be putting them online, so I can place them here for those who missed episodes.

Thanks for your encouragement and kind words.

Jerome