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I'm Just Saying

I'm Just Saying

"I'm Just Saying..." was an editorial column by our first editor, Darrell Hookey.  This column ran from 2005–2010.


Recently, in my other life as a volunteer, I have been exposed to the inner workings of boards of directors and societies and such things. At first, I was overwhelmed with the complexity of it – every society has its own constitution and its own way Read more

, , Making A Difference!

I just read about a report by Dr. Ephrem Cheng that clearly proves that the longer we work, the sooner we die. Boeing Aerospace was wondering why its pension fund was "over funded". So, Dr. Cheng looked into it and discovered that "late retirees" Read more

, , Yukon Education

As you are reading this, there is a different editor preparing the next issue of What's Up Yukon, as I have stepped aside to allow some fresh blood to take this beloved paper to the next level. That editor is a friend of the paper, Elaine Corden, ed Read more

Yukon Business

My computer cheats at Backgammon. Let's all ponder that for a moment. Pathetic, eh? But is it pathetic because I like to play Backgammon on my computer, whereas I could be conquering fantastical creatures in World of Warcraft? Or is it pathetic bec Read more

Humour

Hmmm, you know, I've always felt that my Mom and Dad did a good job of teaching me how to walk. Seventeen years later, their lack of follow-up and obvious lax standards were efficiently cleaned up by Sergeant Hannah. Read more

Yukon Active

These days, whenever I drive past Home Hardware, I throw my head back and laugh. You see, I am now a renter. Yup, most of my adult life, I have owned a home (well, the bank and I did) and, so, most of my adult life I have always needed to buy top Read more

Humour

June was a bad month to be a human. First, we all watched with horror as Armando Galarraga's perfect game was stolen from him, at the 27th out, by ... human error. Read more

Yukon Active

The atmosphere contains sufficient quantities of oxygen, but very little moisture. It is amazing that anything can grow here. The vegetation is as fantastical as anything I have seen on any other planet, with spears protruding from many of the variet Read more

Humour

By the time you read this, I will sitting on my brother's back deck where it is 40 degrees in the shade. My fiancé and I are heading to Arizona to tie the knot in his back yard as he and his wife stand up for us, and my niece officiates. And I know Read more

Humour

I met an expectant mother the other day and I asked if they had picked out a name yet. When she said, no, they haven't, I tried to be helpful by suggesting that a good name would be "Darrell". She received this assistance in the worst way ... Read more

Humour

It's a walking, talking paradox ... well, mostly it's a walking paradox: If wearing socks with sandals is so wrong, why do so many of us do it? I like to think it's because we Yukoners are soooo polite. If our tourists do it, whether it be from poor Read more

Humour

These iPads and Kindles gladden my heart as I see it as one more step toward re-establishing the written word as the king of communication. (You all know that I'm an editor, right?) Read more

Literature

I have a tip, that is going to change your life. It is a game changer, it is revolutionary, you will wonder how you survived without knowing this, this ... – what shall we call it from here on? ... oh yes – tip. How much this tip will improve your Read more

Humour

It's time for Spring Cleaning. But what is a guy to do, when he isn't a pack rat and he keeps his few belongings well-organized? Well, everybody has that one place that is overstuffed with stuff. Consider it a "pressure release valve" if you will, s Read more

Humour

I can explain why I find it so fascinating: I don't play online games, I don't watch sports and I don't read fiction. Why would I need to, when this health care debate had it all – strategy, an interesting cast of characters, winners, losers, twists Read more

Health and Wellness

It was a very nice sink for the bathroom that would have felt neglected, if a bathroom had feelings at all, after heaps of praise were offered to our spa bathroom in "The Addition". Daisy had been in Home Hardware when she saw the sink ... Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

I shall, from time to time, give to the readers of What's Up Yukon information about the state of this arts and recreation paper. This lead paragraph was ripped off from Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution because I feel such an examinati Read more

Literature

In 1992, I watched the Blue Jays play at SkyDome. This was the season they would win their first World Series and the stadium was finally filling up after 15 years. Sitting just beyond first base, I winced as a ball bounced off the tip of John Olerud Read more

Yukon Active

I really shouldn't be watching the Olympics. I'm a bad Olympic viewer. I listen to one commentator say a few interesting things about a sport and then I become an expert who scoffs.... Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

That awkwardness reminded me of a conversation I had with someone last week. We chatted and then, an hour later, we bumped into each other again. And yet we started the conversation in the exact same way: "How are you? I am fine." Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

The weight of Misty, our 20-year-old cat, curled up on my lap, has never been felt more. She loves the fact that I work from home and, other than being in front of the fireplace or sitting in one of three windows.... Read more

Yukoners Pets

I visited Germany once. My brother was stationed there with the Canadian Army and he was dating a German lady, Gabi, who is now my sister-in-law. Germany has the Autobahn, but she took us along slow, winding roads with achingly beautiful scenes.... Read more

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