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Singing the Darkness Away

It was late in the season as we moved camp for the umpteenth time to a remote site bordered by snowy mountains in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon Territory. By now I was well-broke in to wrangling horses in … Continue reading

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A Change of Mind (Cast Iron, Soap and the Messiah)

When I first started cooking in camp, I was taught the “proper” way to care for cast iron pans. I was told that it was strictly forbidden to wash cast iron with soap, as it would take the seasoning off … Continue reading

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The Agony of the Leaves

The season I worked as a horse wrangler in the Yukon wilderness, there was a little ritual that I looked forward to each day, called “tea time”. One of the guides I worked with carried a little tea pot in … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope

I know about slippery slopes. That whole logical argument of how you start down a path and soon you find yourself sliding out of control. I’ve been warned about them. I’ve been told I’ve been on them. I’ve thought I’ve … Continue reading

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The Pamper Pole

Another lifetime ago, I attended a Torchbearers School in Sweden, that features a pretty awesome high ropes obstacle course. It started with 10 meter climb up a climbing wall to the obstacle course high up in the trees, and finished … Continue reading

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Feet That Just Won’t Stay Clean!

For the umpteenth time this summer I filled my bathroom sink with water and hoisted my 5 year old up to stick his muddy feet in the water. I can’t say that I was all that patient or calm as … Continue reading

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Take a Lesson from the Chickadee

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It’s been a long and rather cold winter all ready, though the sun is starting to come a little bit sooner and stay a little bit longer every day.  It’s easy to get discontent with winter and it’s piles of … Continue reading

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