I'm Just Saying

I'm Just Saying

"I"m Just Saying..." was an editorial column by our first editor Darrell Hookey.  This column ran from 2005-2010

The atmosphere contains sufficient quantities of oxygen, but very little moisture. It is amazing that anything can grow here. The vegetation is as fantastical as anything I have seen on any other planet, with spears protruding from many of the variet more

Jun 24, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

It's a walking, talking paradox ... well, mostly it's a walking paradox: If wearing socks with sandals is so wrong, why do so many of us do it? I like to think it's because we Yukoners are soooo polite. If our tourists do it, whether it be from poor more

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM Humour

Finally, you sinners have reached that one special moment of the year when I consider whether or not I will forgive you for making my life less than pleasant. Anyone and everyone stands a chance as I have already forgiven the following in this more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Humour

Last month, I was at Takhini Arena at 7 o’blessed clock in the morning to interview some figure skaters. I waited until I returned to the office before seeking sympathy because these figure skating folk do this a couple of times a week . more

Apr 8, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Active

It has been brought to my attention that the term, "Mount Ernie" is derogatory. Let me go on the record to say I have used the term, liberally, as a term of endearment. You see, I like the hill at Shipyards Park. I generally like parks with hills. more

Mar 25, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Dennis Fentie is the premier of the Yukon and watches over an annual budget of $550 million ... but I don't care about that. I do care that he likes to play Bridge and, before he lost most of his free time to that government job thingy of his ... more

Feb 10, 2005 12:00 AM , , Yukon People

My computer cheats at Backgammon. Let's all ponder that for a moment. Pathetic, eh? But is it pathetic because I like to play Backgammon on my computer, whereas I could be conquering fantastical creatures in World of Warcraft? Or is it pathetic bec more

Aug 26, 2010 12:00 AM , Humour

Recently, in my other life as a volunteer, I have been exposed to the inner workings of boards of directors and societies and such things. At first, I was overwhelmed with the complexity of it – every society has its own constitution and its own way more

Aug 19, 2010 12:00 AM , , Making A Difference!

I just read about a report by Dr. Ephrem Cheng that clearly proves that the longer we work, the sooner we die. Boeing Aerospace was wondering why its pension fund was "over funded". So, Dr. Cheng looked into it and discovered that "late retirees" more

Aug 12, 2010 12:00 AM , , Yukon Education

Hmmm, you know, I've always felt that my Mom and Dad did a good job of teaching me how to walk. Seventeen years later, their lack of follow-up and obvious lax standards were efficiently cleaned up by Sergeant Hannah. more

Jul 29, 2010 12:00 AM , Yukon Active

I met an expectant mother the other day and I asked if they had picked out a name yet. When she said, no, they haven't, I tried to be helpful by suggesting that a good name would be "Darrell". She received this assistance in the worst way: she didn' more

May 20, 2010 12:00 AM , , Humour

I have a tip, that is going to change your life. It is a game changer, it is revolutionary, you will wonder how you survived without knowing this, this ... – what shall we call it from here on? ... oh yes – tip. How much this tip will improve your more

Apr 29, 2010 12:00 AM , Humour