September 14, 2013

Drunk on the view

I became trapped at a friend's birthday party last night - snared by the view from his 11th storey balcony.

It's been so long since I had a room with a view.
I forgot how beautiful Winnipeg is when you rise just a few metres and look out over the elm tree canopy.
I forgot the strange mix of contemplation and voyeurism from looking down at people-shaped ants.
I forgot the tickle of danger from standing by the edge.
I wonder how much our physical position impacts how we think. When we're raised up, buried deep down, wandering far away - do our thoughts match our predicaments?

September 7, 2013

The people who choose your news

If 75 per cent of people stop reading news stories at the headlines, the anonymous copy editors who craft these short blurbs are some of the most powerful people in society.

Here's a behind the scenes look at the Winnipeg Free Press copy editing team - the people who choose your news.