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Poetry

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Issue: 2019-01-16, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I didn’t need my snowshoes. I didn’t need my skis. I didn’t need my skates. I didn’t need my snowboard. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-19, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Merry Christmas to Ellen and Robert Bruce. Merry Christmas to Hannah and Joe Netro. Merry Christmas to Jessie and Charlie Thomas. Merry Christmas to Fanny and Charlie P. Charlie. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Julian Sheppard

I had an amazing experience under the Northern Lights as I recall it was like midnight angels… blanketing full over me with wide rippling bands of ghostly long trailing ribbons all dressed-up in the creamy lime greens… sapphire blues… Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-12-12, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

When you see Allan Benjamin, If you could please mention to him, I’d like to hear him play again. Tell him to come our way again. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-05, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I know this man from Old Crow Who’s a kind and gentle soul. He was raised by his Didoo She taught him all that she knew. Read more

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Issue: 2018-11-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

When I train, I tolerate pain. Sometimes I feel lazy And a bit crazy. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Gregory McLaughlin

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 intimidating—the “pouring out... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s important to reflect each November 11th and remember those young men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. As time moves on, it’s important that our memories of what happened and our commitment to end conflict both remain... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

It’s confession time in Geezerville. I recently spent my allotted 450 words in this space musing about some of the beguiling delights to be found in the “be” section of the dictionary. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I'm not much of a poet, but here’s something I wrote while on the trail, with a picture at the Chilkoot Pass summit, looking down towards Dyea. Read more

Readers Submissions

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Issue: 2018-10-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I won’t saw wood. I won’t go snowshoeing. I won’t go skiing. I won’t go running. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-10-03, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

‘Cause I can use my bass fiddle for a canoe. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle for a paddle. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle strings for snares. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle bow for a cane. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-09-05, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

‘Cause I’ll save the psychiatrist. ‘Cause I’ll save the psychologist. ‘Cause I’ll save the professor. ‘Cause I’ll save the counselor. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I like to see animals on all fours And I see their tracks outdoors. When I see animal tracks I know they’re lookin’ for snacks. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Sometimes I can’t think And I can’t write in ink. When my mind is not bright I have nothing to write. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

’Cause I remembered William Chitze (Fort McPherson). ’Cause I remembered Belle Herbert (Chalkyitsik). ’Cause I remembered Rev. James & Sarah Simon (Fort McPherson). ’Cause I remembered S/CST Thomas NJootli (Aklavik). Read more

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Issue: 2018-06-13, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

They won’t detect dry fish. They won’t detect duck soup. They won’t detect boiled muskrat. They won’t detect pemmican. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-06-06, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Our ancestors made fish hooks. Our ancestors made fur boots. Our ancestors made paddles. Our ancestors made fur parkas. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-16, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

And on his farm he had a caribou. And on his farm he had a moose. And on his farm he had a rabbit. And on his farm he had a ptarmigan. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-09, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Chiitaii drin díinzhít – It’s a long day Chiitaii drin goo’aii – It is light outside Chiitaii yahkèe – It is dawn Et’ee sreendit nigwìizhit – It is spring time Read more

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