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Issue: 2009-05-21

A Taste of the Yukon Part 1 of 2

It’s interesting how city bus drivers can reflect the personality of their town. In one large city I saw a driver pull away as a woman fell while about to board the bus; in another, I saw a passenger fall flat on her face...

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The Yukon’s ‘Happy Ditches’

I am convinced that the Yukon has really happy ditches.I’ve always believed that places absorb the emotional energy of the human beings who have passed through.Like up on the ski hill, a few weekends ago, my smile appeared...

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Still funny after 500 years

In Italy, about 500 years ago, the lower classes liked to present plays that made fun of the higher classes.And the higher classes enjoyed them, too.Today, five members of Théâtre de la Pastèque (Watermelon Theatre) are...

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Being safe is just overreacting

Back when I was a high school student, I faced a conundrum every time an exam came around.Do I study for it or not?It seems it happened every time: if I studied for an exam, the teacher would give us an easy one. If I...

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