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A Winter’s Tale

You can feel things beginning to stir from their winter stasis here in Dawson City, and hopefully this blog will be no exception. While many of you may think that winter would be when I had the most time on … Continue reading

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A True Canadian Rock Star

Shortly after moving into my newly acquired home here in Dawson City, someone commented to me, “Oh. So you bought the Tyrrell House.” The moniker meant nothing to me, but since I knew my two-story log home was quite old, … Continue reading

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Not Letting Sleeping Blogs Lie

Last winter, when I had the pleasure and privilege of being the Writer-In-Residence at Berton House, I did regular blog posts about my impressions of Dawson City and northern life. Although I feel my journalism training served me well and … Continue reading

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The Big Chill and Other Ferry Tales

While my former home in Canada’s deep south is still barely flirting with the notion, here in Dawson City winter has arrived in spades. It started last week with a couple of days of solid snowfall, which dumped nine-or-so inches … Continue reading

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Yukon Redux

Whitehorse, YT — I’m very pleased to be back in the Yukon and to be part of the upcoming Live Words, the 2012 Yukon Writers’ Festival. This is a literary festival produced by Yukon Public Libraries, Yukon Education and the … Continue reading

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Pole Dancer

One of the beauties of my residency here at Berton House has been the lack of stress in my daily life. Oh, the odd nagging issue from back home has worked its way north, and there was the time the … Continue reading

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Dawson City Goes to the Dogs

Even in the dead of winter, I’ve found there’s usually something going on around Dawson City. But since many happenings — like dinners, or art shows, or concerts, or an excellent reading at the library by the Writer-In-Residence this coming … Continue reading

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