Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
September 11, 2014 at 8:43 am
Gwen, interesting pictures and post. I wonder, because of the more limited modes of transportation back then, whether people then have a more limited sense of geography and interconnectedness across places than we do now.
September 13, 2014 at 7:09 am
Brett, that is an interesting thought and I suspect you are right. People used to give directions based on natural landmarks. Today we look at a moving dot on our GPS. Isn’t it ironic that the more connected we become, the more disconnected we are?
I appreciate your thoughtful insight. You’ve given me something more to ponder.