November 18 2020

Morels and rascals

My father had a favourite expression when he came home from work late because he’d stayed downtown for a drink with his friends. “I fell among thieves,” he would tell my mother. I thought of his expression last summer on a morel mushroom picking expedition, when I fell among rascals. The first rascal showed up …

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Lesson learned?

Allan Code directed Pandemic at the End of the World in order to bring a historical perspective to the current global reality.

Viewing Stones – Part 2

If you are looking for your own viewing stone, the best rocks tend to be those that erode into interesting shapes.

The owl that beckons

If you have lived in Canada for any time, you will likely recognize her work, even if you weren’t sure how to say her name. Kenojuak Ashevak’s image, “Owl’s Bouquet,” is featured on Canada’s $10 bill.

Jack London imagined a virus

What’s of particular interest to readers in this year of the COVID-19 pandemic, is that London managed to predict the spread of a virulent disease three years before the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.

Pulling at your harp strings

the Yukon Harpists Society wants to buy a concert pedal harp that both senior harp students and visiting musicians can use. Something beautiful and lasting can come out of this pandemic.

Linguine with herb battuto

This is a play on a classic Italian sauce (called battutto di erbe) and is similar to pesto. Linguine with herb battuto.

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