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What do Mosquitoes, A Monk, Caribou and the Church Have in Common?

It’s been a long and busy spring and summer and I apologize for being so long in posting anything new.  I wrote this little piece a few weeks back for my church and I’m just now finding the time to … Continue reading

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To Fetch an Elk off a Mountain

Nearly every time I feel a deep ache in my lower spine or a weakness in my right hip, I remember the cause of it nearly fourteen years ago on a late September afternoon. I had taken a job as … Continue reading

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A Cadillac of a Horse

One sunny July morning, I was headed up a trail alongside a crystal blue lake east of Atlin looking for my herd of horses. Technically I was the cook for this outfitter, but I often was sent to jingle in … Continue reading

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Heading to the Nakina

Well it’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write. Summer caught me up in all her glory and busywork. I had the privilege to head back into the bush for a month’s worth of work at a remote … Continue reading

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To Make a Pie in the Bush

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One of the skills necessary for a cook in a Hunting Camp or Trail-riding Camp is knowing how to bake a pie.  For some reason it is an expectation of many guests that they will be treated to a homemade … Continue reading

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Flambé Catastrophe

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I was told recently by someone that I don’t write very succinctly.  I’m not one that writes briefly or compactly, by any stretch.  So much appreciative to those who take the time to read through all my ramblings. Here’s my … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen in Threes Part II: Amos’ Close Call

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Working for the outfit east of Atlin, my first season, I had a string of accidents that happened in a short span of time between two different hunts.  I wasn’t given the moniker, Accident Queen for nothing. A couple of … Continue reading

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