Marcello Di Cintio is the author of Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran. His next book is about communities around the world living in the shadows of walls, fences and other 'hard' barriers.
A few days before the Easter weekend in the spring of 1992, Ron Murdock woke up in a ditch on the side of the highway. Heavy snowflakes landing on his nose jarred him awake at five in the morning. Snow was drifting around his sleeping bag. He was in the middle of a spring blizzard, and he was freezing to death.
Ron Murdock on the 3a Highway outside of Nelson photo by David Gluns