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  • the truth is a conspiracy theory

    July 3, 2021 by

    Someone has pointed out that the truth is like poetry: no one wants to bloody listen to it. But unlike poetry, fortunately the truth can normally be silenced with a simple pair of words, indicating the speaker is about a half a bubble off plumb, and a rampant consumer of tinfoil, oh hahaha. Yet, were… Read more

  • don’t laff it could happen to you!

    June 5, 2021 by

    “all who trust in their riches will fall.” In my days of guiding i have encountered a very few individuals whom i would count as “arrogant”. It’s not a label anyone would choose for herself but rather, it is normally applied to people against their personal wishes. Recognizing this, most adopt a stance of open… Read more

  • money, the worst store of value

    April 29, 2021 by

    There have been times when the value of paper currency could be counted upon to buy the same today or next year, or it could be deposited at the bank to buy even more in a year or two. However, I would suggest that if your retirement plan is being measured in paper money these… Read more

  • the latest blah blah blah

    April 10, 2021 by

    Greetings from Teslin! Some may have noticed that i have deleted facebook, twitter,  and whatsap. Social media used to keep me company and i found a lot of the content interesting and stimulating but lately the views of the people i enjoy following have been restricted by the giant social media companies like facebook twitter… Read more

  • “desperate optimism”

    January 18, 2021 by

    I read waaay too many articles, but the upside is i come across a few real gems now and then. I hope you enjoy the following as much as i have, particularly the ancient quotes from a certain Andrew D White, of 1912 fame and glory. More than a few writers have noted the similarities… Read more

  • the great… disconnect

    December 12, 2020 by

    The great reset disconnect… It has been pointed out that a spruce tree is a better survivor in an ice storm than is, to pick an example, a poplar, and why is that so? The boughs of the spruce sweep downwards and are designed to flex under load, and so, their load of ice and snow, when… Read more

  • burning questions

    November 21, 2020 by

    It is time, at least at this latitude, to relax with a nice hot cup beside a good-sized stove, and think about what i’d like to do to those mischievous imps who are laughing their overlord heads off at the gullibility of a public so hopped up on MSM that they are mortified at the… Read more

  • 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

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Doug Martens

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