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Issue: 2015-02-19

How to Sam

Early in 2008 my mother saw me on the cover of the Whitehorse Star wearing nothing but a straw skirt and a bottle of our local beer. That is how she found out I was running for Sourdough Sam. I don’t think she was shocked...

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Fun Fair tips by Nash and Thayer

What are those?“Whiffle balls.”What are they for?“Tic-Tac-Toe.”Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday.The whiffle...

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SOS

My phone rang at 2:27 pm. Janessa was on the other end:“What’s going on dad?”“What are you talking about?” I said.It turns out the technology I use to reassure my family that I am okay works very well to inform them when I am...

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The Dream of a Normal Life

Living in the suburbs, having children and a husband, driving a minivan: for some this maysound boring, but it is Cea Sunrise Person’s dream come true.Person’s memoir, North of Normal (published at HarperCollins) describes her...

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A Host Mom’s Story

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks.I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World...

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The Technical Side of Things

Jim Holland knows music like nobody’s business; not only is he a musician, he’s also an accomplished sound technician. Over the next few months Holland will be teaching full day courses from a series called Capturing...

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The fiddle remembers

Harold Routledge did not remember that he had built this fiddle with his own hands; but the tunes, and the skill to play it, were memories that had not yet been robbed by Alzheimer’s.“There is something about music that it...

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The Green Rush

Right on schedule, my sprout craving has arisen from where it lay quietly dormant since thefall, nestled snug beneath the desire for stews and roasted root vegetables.The herbs I’ve kept in the house are responding to the...

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