Tag Archives: Eighteen Bridges

“Fellow Traveller” in Eighteen Bridges

My profile on hobo Ron Murdock can be found in the inaugural issue of Eighteen Bridges magazine along with pieces by fabulous writers like Richard Ford, Lisa Moore, Robert Kroetsch and Marina Endicott. I’ve had the pleasure of being in the same room with all of these people – though not all at once – […]

August 31

The Hobo at Willingdon Junction

Last month I traveled to the West Kootenays to write about a hobo named Ron Murdock. In 1979, Ron Murdock abandoned the obligations and expectations of regular society for a life on the highway. In the last three decades he has hitchhiked all over Western Canada. He has slept in men’s hostels, emergency shelters, and […]

Poetic Interlude #2: C.P. Cavafy’s “Ithaka”

Right now I am working on a feature for a new magazine called Eighteen Bridges. The story is a profile on Ron Murdock, a career hobo who spent most of his like hitching around Western Canada and living in men’s shelters and dive hotels. I had the great pleasure of spending a few days with […]