Geography is Destiny

March 18th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Among all the lovely scenes in Carol Shields’ novel┬áThe Republic of Love, one of my favourites is where the female protagonist, Fay, describes what a small world it is when you live in this city: “The population of Winnipeg is six hundred thousand, a fairly large city, with people who tend to stay put. Families […]

7 Jeopardy Categories

March 2nd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Inspired by Greg G’s recent blog post, I thought I’d share my own list of dream Winnipeg-related Jeopardy categories. (This meme comes from Douglas Coupland’s excellent novel, Microserfs, which is probably one of my all-time faves.) I’m still a relative newcomer to the city, but here are a few categories I’m pretty sure I could […]