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Lianne Charlie

Northern Bard: Lianne Charlie "huk’an gųą [fireweed] "

The ground still smolders Flames lick the remaining trees, now posts Raw Standing stoic on the land Blackened burns sting to the touch Igniting memories that dance around us in the smoke more »

Apr 24, 2015 10:54 PM Northern Bards Poem Contest

Photo: Chelsea Sparvier

Norther Bard: Chelsea Sparvier "Sitting in a plane"

Sitting in a plane Flying high in beautiful skies Soaring peacefully Like a golden eagle Gliding smoothly Flying 250 miles per hour more »

Apr 24, 2015 10:29 PM Northern Bards Poem Contest

Dieter and I, from the last trip we made together on the Yukon River in 2012

Erin Giesbrecht

Northern Bard: Erin Giesbrecht "Frogs can’t fly and neither can I"

Frogs can’t fly and neither can I. Until Condor winks and inspires me to try, Nervous and anxious I choose to apply. To fly high in the sky, like a damselfly. A check off my bucket list before I die! more »

Apr 24, 2015 10:15 PM Northern Bards Poem Contest 1 Comments

Note: My hometown is Trossingen, Germany, where they are manufacturing harmonicas and accordion.

Submitted by Elke Reinauer

Northern Bard: Elke Reinauer "The Sound of Home"

I dream of my hometown. Walking through these streets again, listening to music floating from open windows like light. Harmonica, accordion. Walking these streets where I know every corner Like my own body, where I left my thoughts hanging on walls, more »

Apr 23, 2015 10:49 PM Northern Bards Poem Contest

This is what an orienteering map looks like from Whitehorse’s Hillcrest subdivision

Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Finding Your Way in the Woods

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages... more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Active

Without quite grasping the magnitude of Dorward’s sport, this photographer attempted a visual representation

Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Ryan Dorward’s Tales of Absurdity

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Zucchinis contain slow acting carbohydrates

Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Yukon gets (D-) for Diabetes Mortality Rate

Yukoners are among the least healthy people in Canada according to a February 2015 report released by the Conference Board of Canada looking at the health status of Canadians and citizens of a select number of other countries. more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

Learning As I Go

In an interview, Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, admitted somewhat sheepishly, that yes, it was a bit embarrassing learning how to play the slide guitar on stage. All his mistakes were out there for the audience to see. more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

“A house without a basement is like a baby without a diaper”

Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Where the Cats Rule

Breaking news in the world of virtual lifestyling: the real world simulation game, The Sims 4, now has basements. Virtual people worldwide can now get their damn virtual stuff out of the virtual hallway closet into a virtual two-level underground... more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Family

Old computer and new

Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

A Biographical Document

I got my MacBook Pro computer in the spring of 2010 and it has served me well for five Unknown Object​years. It has been with me through various drafts and productions of my play, Syphilis: A Love Story, and through my 30-month tenure with... more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

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