Monday, November 11, 2013

Joyland Toronto: Sketch Artist, Boxer, Party Planner, Baker by Sam Shelstad

Joyland Toronto: Sketch Artist, Boxer, Party Planner, Baker by Sam Shelstad

Read this fantastic story by Sam Shelstad:

On a Greyhound chugging westwards, squeezed up against the window by the flabby arm of a sleeping farm boy, Doug Sachs struggled against the darkness of it all. Maybe things weren’t so bad, he thought. You’ve got to see these things as opportunities to grow: The worse things are, the better they will be (Sachs, 23). This would be good. He had helped so many people through their bleakest hours, and this was quite an accomplishment—but what of his own battles? He could now see that it was time to turn his healer’s gaze inwards.

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