By Nastaran Arianpoo

They said home is not a place. It is a feeling. But sometimes a place gives your heart, memories, dreams, and ambitions a reason to reside, to belong. This audio postcard is a quick glance into one of such places through the eyes of Bruce Ellingson, a long-time resident of Cortes Island. 

Home by Nastaran Arianpoo

The piece is the outcome of “the Story from Hear” podcasting workshop at Hollyhock Leadership Centre, during the summer of 2018.


Nastaran Arianpoo is a scientist passionate about how new media platform like podcasts can be used to spread science. Nastaran is currently a research associate in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University. She is working on the impact of energy policies on food, water, and climate change.

Top photo credit: Mansons Landing - by Hans Peter Meyer via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)