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I hate dogs

Or at least that’s what CBC Documentary channel wants you to believe when they air Sled Dogs. Because I harness up my pet dogs in winter and I put backpacks on them in summer, I am evil. Because I volunteer for dryland races in summer and long, short and mid-distance sled dog races in winter,…
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What Makes a Murderer?

That was the question Berton House writer-in-residence Debra Komar asked her audience to think about in her presentation at Whitehorse Public Library last week. I had the honour of opening for Debra’s talk with 15 minutes of the next Markus Fanger adventure and learned a great deal in the next 90 minutes. Where did this…
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Cramped Hand goes international

Who knew when I started the Cramped Hand writing session in 2009 that it would make its own franchise? Sure we’ve drawn a world of people into our drop-in sessions: long-time Yukoners, new Yukoners, visitors passing through or staying a while. But I never expected the session to spread beyond the territory. I’m floored, especially…
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summer of pink fireweed

For the first time in ages, I saw pink fireweed. This photo is from a drive with my friend Tomoko from Dawson to Keno along the Klondike Highway and Silver Trail. It was such a novelty, Tomoko jumped around in her seat and I nearly drove off the road with excitement. Pink fireweed! Pink fireweed!…
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