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Issue: 2020-01-22, PHOTO:

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Issue: 2020-01-22, PHOTO:

There’s something about the turning of one year into the next, not to mention when a decade slips quietly into another. But how could such an event compare to the morphing of both a century and a millennium from old to new? Read more

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Issue: 2020-01-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

With all of today’s technology, it’s amazing how some stories stay under the radar. The times are rare when you trip over a situation in which the lifeblood of a powerful government agency was dependent on one ordinary Joe. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-12-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a wounded veteran of a long-ago squirrel campaign in Atlin (1980-ish) to rid my newly-constructed log cabin of tree rodents that were trying to devalue my investment by moving into the rafters even before we had moved into the ground floor Read more

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Issue: 2019-12-23, PHOTO: David Stanley / via Wikimedia Commons

So far in the pre-winter of 2019, Geezerville has already had lashings of snow. Then a dump of snow. Then a gentle frosting to make both lashings and dump look sweet and innocuous. Read more

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Issue: 2019-12-18, PHOTO: GBP Creative

Since 1991, Wayne Henderson, aka Garbage Truck Santa, has delighted Yukoners with his colourful light displays, dancing antlers, music and gifts of candy canes. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-12-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

Let’s face it, some folks get really ramped up about the season of festive excess that descends upon us every December. For many of them (even you, if I may be so bold), holiday prep starts months in advance. In extreme cases, as early as Boxing Day Read more

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Issue: 2019-12-11, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Issue: 2019-12-04, PHOTO: Pixabay

They’re ookey and they’re spooky …  and perhaps one of the ookiest and spookiest of the household was Thing T. Thing, the disembodied hand affectionately known as “Thing” on The Addams Family. Read more

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Issue: 2019-12-04, PHOTO: Pixabay

People who write a lot have different perspectives and relationships with words than those who simply read or say them. Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Kerri Scholz

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Never, in any previous column, have I considered the need to provide a trigger warning. Regular visitors to Geezerville are generally mature, clear-minded and emotionally stable enough to put up with whatever nonsense I spill into this 450-word frame Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

I was watching a World War Two documentary the other day and it showed an apartment building in France that had been damaged by German bombs early in the morning. The building was still intact, except that the entire front wall was missing. Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Send in the … elephants. I can’t help it; as a little girl I disliked clowns. And I didn’t trust them. What child doesn’t love a clown? I think it had something to do with their makeup and that I really couldn’t “read” them. Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

This morning, Kyle showed up with his bulging leather tool belt, his cordless shop vacuum, and a clutch of 16x25x1 furnace filters. It’s one of those annual rituals I’ve come to both welcome and dread. Read more

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

How do you solve a problem like “flibbertigibbet?” Unless you had a grandmother like mine, that’s a word you’d probably never heard before Oscar Hammerstein II used it to describe a postulant manquée named Maria... Read more

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

I love my cellphone. Let me rephrase that. I am addicted to my cellphone. I’m enslaved by it. In its absence, I feel abandoned, disoriented, slightly less than a whole person. Read more

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

There are two sides to every story, sometimes more. Entry-level journalism students are taught, ad nauseum, by wizened old editors to strive to present both, or all of these sides Read more

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There’s a significant date that is fast approaching. No, I’m not talking about the election on Oct. 21, though that is an important date. A week or so later though, on Nov. 3, we’ll face the annual chore of adjusting to Standard Time. Read more

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

I had cataract surgery; you know, where they pop out your lens and pop in a new and improved one. Out with the old, in with the new and all in a matter of minutes. Read more

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