I'm a recent graduate with a PhD in Geology from University of Auckland, New Zealand. I'm going to fill this up with random musings about food, video games, science, politics, and whatever else is bugging me.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
I’ve been traveling like a madwoman lately. This morning, I felt the pressure as I hit the 5 am snooze button — my body tired from traveling in a car for three hours last night, my brain wanting an excuse.
Then I went to my bathroom & saw a sign that my aunt recently gave me. It’s a really…