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Issue: 2015-08-20

Dem Bones

Pike are notorious for being boney.As a child, I developed an intense fear of choking on fish bones. Not from any horrendous experience, but probably from my little-girl brain taking an off-hand comment from my mum to be careful...

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Not Just Heineken

I recently re-visited Holland, the country I grew up in.I have learned over the years, in speaking to fellow ‘Dutches’, that how I experienced things in my childhood – or, for that matter, when I go back to the place I...

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From East to North

“Never heard of it!” That was my first thought when my aunt said Yukon Territory. Other thanknowing it was part of Canada and that I had family there, I was clueless about my possible new address.So I did my homework; I...

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Squawking with a Swan

One day in 2011, Todd Pilgrim was returning from a hike when he saw something grey and silverish by the road.As he went closer, he discovered that it was a young tundra swan. It had a drooping wing and couldn’t fly away.That’s...

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Write from the Soul

What’s an English teacher to do once she retires: take a trip through the Northwest Passage?Ruth Armson did that, and wrote about it.Compile an autobiography, perhaps? She did that, too. “I’d been away from home since I was 15,...

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Dressing Up

Yukoners have a hidden talent. Last August, over 800 people flocked to the territory’s first-ever comic convention, and many of them came in elaborate costumes they made themselves.Vickybunnangel, professional cosplayer and...

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The Survivor Tree

Germany: a land of farms and old cities, and the destination of my travels every two years. It is a land with a past. Most towns here still hold scars of war in the form of bunkers that are sprawled throughout the country. A...

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