Chronicles

My Date with Gimli

My Date with Gimli

Got a call from the local Film Commissioner looking to house a Yeti. “A what?” I asked. “A Yeti… Y-E-T-I… you know, an Abominable Snowman, albino Sasquatch… I need to find a cave big enough…

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Up the Yellowknife

Up the Yellowknife

Jack Stefanyk leaned on his paddle and chewed his lip looking off a rock outcrop down at the river raging below. I looked down at the river, too; and then over at Jack.  I looked back at…

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Zen and the Art of Grape Harvest

Zen and the Art of Grape Harvest

  We called only looking for a space heater, all part of a decision to downsize.  The voice on the other end of the line sounded slurred but confident, female but ageless.  She was selling an oil…

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Blood Moon on the wane

Blood Moon on the wane

The September 27, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse was the grand finale in a series of four total lunar eclipses called the lunar tetrad. The first three eclipses of the tetrad took place on April 15,…

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Peaking in Peru

Peaking in Peru

“The Knot!” barks the instructor. “If you leave here knowing nothing else, remember that! It will save your life.” We all stop smiling and study the double Figure Eight tied through the belay loops of…

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Family first

Family first

A bit frantic this past month or so: Lib and I took the 5-kids and dog across Canada to see aging parents – some great contacts made, on both personal and professional fronts. Got older…

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The February Hustle

The February Hustle

For many folks, February is a month of winter blues; but over here, we’ve warmed things up in the Old Courthouse by renting a vacated restaurant space and turning it into a commercial photo studio…

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Emperor of all things electronic

Emperor of all things electronic

  There’s a lot of discussion these days over the fate of editorial writers and photographers.  Much of the buzz surrounds the fact that gobs of information already exist online – paid professionals must now…

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