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Mosquito

Ode to Mosquitos

I love blood-sucking mosquitosIn my eyes, ears and nose;On my chips, nachos and tacos,In my hair and between my toes.They bite, nibble and buzz’Round local or visiting stranger,On places shaved or full of fuzzAnd never...

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The Joys of Reading Aloud

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is not a particularly long book. A mere 70 pages, perhaps a few more in a version with illustrations, it is often published between the same covers as its thematic opposite, White Fang, often...

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Didee & Didoo: NOT GUILTY

THEY WORK OVERTIMETO COMMIT CRIME.THEIR MANNERS THEY DON’T USEAN’ THEY LIKE TO ABUSE.THEY LIKE TO ROBAN’ THAT’S THEIR JOB.THEY EVEN WORK AT NIGHTSAN’ THEY VIOLATE OUR RIGHTS.THEY WANT A FREE MEAL‘CAUSE THEY LIKE TO STEAL.THEY...

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A Northern Diary

I have been in the wilderness of the Mackenzie Mountains for six weeks, and have decided to begin a diary. It’s maybe not the right time to start one, but now that I’m not quite as busy and not nearly as tired at the end of the...

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Didee & Didoo: Cold Rush

COLD RUSHIN THE SUMMER THE MOSQUITOS WILL BITEIN THE WINTER THE FROST WILL BITE.WHEN YOU GO TO THE OUTHOUSEYOU WEAR YOUR PARKA OVER YOUR BLOUSE.YOUR PANYS WILL BE DOWN TO YOUR KNEESSO IT WON’T TAKE LONG TO FREEZE.YOU HAVE...

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Mosquiticide

Everything in nature has a purpose.The purpose of the Noble Mosquito [Culiseta longiareolata] is to keep our campsites from becoming overcrowded.What I see as a minor annoyance in the overall experience of camping, those with a...

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