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Peter Jickling

Not new, but still brave

What’s it like to share the heart and soul of something you’ve written?Peter Jickling, the new host of Brave New Words, said, “It’s right in the title of the event. It’s brave.”Jickling’s goal is to take what can be...

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The Magic of Mushrooms

Jean Francois is a chef. I met him at a B.C. heli-ski lodge on Highway 5 — The Yellowhead — in the early 2000s. He cooked pastries and cakes and cookies and yelled at the breakfast servers at six in the morning.I was a person...

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Rolling out that raggedy old chair

There’s a reason people like me should never play the stock market.Some time ago, when I heard that a new arts and entertainment magazine was in the works, the cynic in me said it wouldn’t last six months. These things never...

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Hanging Up the Red Pen

I joined the What’s Up Yukon editorial team in late September 2012 and the first edition withmy name on the masthead was issue #300, dated October 4, 2012.What followed were 33 months of continual employment, bringing me up to...

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Start at the Beginning

Have you ever had big dreams of creating a piece of theatre but weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever had a great idea for a play but had no idea how to get it on the stage? Are you looking for the chance to try out a script...

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Angles and Arm-splints

In autumn 2009 I slipped on a frosty stair and broke my left humerus. Before the accident my left arm had an angle of 20°, meaning that when it was fully extended it reached 160° instead of the normal 180. When the dust finally...

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