• the berry-pickin’ fool

    August 15, 2020 by

    Pandemic practise does have it’s side benefits it seems, as a couple of enjoyable days spent with my lovely daughter demonstrated recently. On the first day we visited my old fishing grounds and returned with a few nice pike fillets, which, after removing the fillets and the y-bones from the fillets, we put through the… Read more

  • now what?

    July 25, 2020 by

    Back in 1998 when we first moved into Teslin, Yukon, the sight of the bridge covered in recreational vehicles was not at all unusual. Often, three, four or five large rvs would occupy the bridge at a time, many with trailers, some the length of the pulling rv would jockey for passing space on the… Read more

  • you could learn a lot from starvation! I did.

    April 15, 2020 by

    I learned some excellent lessons back in 1980 which have made a big difference in my decision-making ability, and even though i have made a lot of terrible decisions in the intervening years, there are still a few lessons i have not forgotten, and doubt i ever will… The winter of 1980 was a bad… Read more

  • after midnight…

    March 29, 2020 by

    “when a bit of sunshine hits ye, after passing of a cloud; when a bit of laughter hits ye, and yer spine is feelin’ proud; don’t forget to up and fling it, at a soul that’s feelin’ blue; fer the minute that ya fling it, it’s a boomerang fer yew!” Demi and Clarke were pretty… Read more

  • low level learning: report

    March 8, 2020 by

    shortened attention spa In a recently-released study by the LLL Institute (low level learning) it was determined that people in general cannot maintain focus on a monologue which lasts longer than 30 minutes. According to senior fellow Douglas Martens, it was determined that after only ten minutes of his informative dissertations on any topic, listeners… Read more

  • fiat is finished

    February 25, 2020 by

    While it is true that there has always been a gap between the privileged and the less so, the time has come to recognize that our present system of central banks printing debt from thin air and charging interest on it with no possible means of repayment of the debt or the interest built into… Read more

  • here’s what separates the men from the boys!

    January 12, 2020 by

    Went out on a hike today. I covered about 5 miles or so, 8 kms for you kanuckistanian readers out there. It’s just a neat experience to see the trail going past with the sunlight streaming through the branches, the snow crunching loudly underfoot, catching a glimpse of a mouse trail, pine marten tracks, lynx… Read more

  • weatherin’ the weather

    January 5, 2020 by

    My family made the move back to the north in 1998. It was fall when we arrived. The winter snows began to fall in September, just as they did in my earlier treks to the north in the early 1980’s.   Because my work inevitably takes me out on the land, and this is totally… Read more

  • 2020 hindsight

    December 22, 2019 by

    2020 hindsight Predictions are easy, except when they are about the future. One thing we can all be totally sure of: the future is uncertain. There is no time like the present to review the past. The reason God made time was so that everything wouldn’t happen at once. The future has always been a… Read more

  • looking forward

    November 14, 2019 by

    This business my family and I started in 1999 has just turned 20 which is a ripe old age for a cat, a ridiculous age for a dog, and just a great start on life for a forty pound lake trout.. I’m thankful for the many wonderful people I”ve been privileged to meet, the experiences… Read more

  • fishermen  are   the best people

    August 31, 2019 by

    Seems it’s been awhile since I put a few thoughts on my blog. I’m not on a time schedule and I don’t want to pollute the internet with obligatory phrases, sentences and words more than it already is. You’re welcome! Gold and silver are starting to hit their own, with silver up around 3 percent… Read more

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