Scratchings in the Dirt

Quick takes

1.  Stephen is arriving home today from his two-week stint up north.  He’s an operator in an oilfield near Fort Nelson, but that is absolutely all I know about his work.  That, and his quad doesn’t have power steering.  Perhaps he’ll be more forthcoming in person than he was while texting.   I will ply

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That’s how I feel right now.  We just learned that Brad McCrimmon died in a plane crash in Russia, along with most of the hockey team he was coaching there.  Brad is from Plenty, and although I only met him once, was by all accounts a great guy.  He will be sorely missed.  My brothers

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