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THE LAST RIDE

Two days ago, I took Miko for his last ride. Our little Shih Tzu mixed loves a car ride. Usually, when Olga and I leave home for a quick trip to town, we leave Miko in a baby pen. We … Continue reading

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A TALE OF THREE CATS

We have two cats  ̶  rescue cats. Our family found Bush Cat in the bush many years ago, starving to death. Bushy is neither equipped nor inclined to hunt his own meals. Lately, he has indulged an inclination to take … Continue reading

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FLOW GENTLY, SWEET STURGEON

“I just want to get out for a while,” said Olga. Olga is my better half. “How about the Sturgeon River,” I said. “I don’t care,” she said. “I need to get out somewhere.” It was too late to go … Continue reading

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SPRING TRICKLES

When I was in downtown Geraldton today, someone said, “You’re a bit overdressed.” And yes, I was. I was wearing a three-season jacket.  Yes, there is still snow on the ground, and yes, we are still recovering from the spring … Continue reading

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GROANING WITH PLEASURE

I have a cardinal rule. I write what I enjoy reading.  I have definite tastes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  So, if I write a novel or an article, it is a story or an essay that, if I had … Continue reading

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SPRING BLIZZARD

We knew it was coming.  It was a matter of when, not if.  Those pussies on the willows now have to put on their mittens.  And their toques.  They shoulda known better. Yesterday you had to really hunt to find … Continue reading

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THE FIRES OF SPRING

Yep.  She’s gonna be a dry spring.  The last floe in Wildgoose Lake has disintegrated.  Just a few isolated slabs now, attached to shorelines.  The shore in front of our cabin is ice-free.  Sun bouncing off the pebbles underwater. On … Continue reading

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WHEN WINTER LOOSENS ITS GRIP

I woke up this morning because the lake was growling. Olga and I live in the bush on the shore of a lake.  Our house perches on a hill perhaps 10 metres high, about 30 metres back from the lake.  … Continue reading

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YOU KNOW WINTER IS HERE WHEN . . .

                All images from our back yard on December 11th.

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STILL UNPLUGGED

Folks, my home Internet connection is still down.  Occasionally I borrow a connection when I go visiting. The above photo I shot today between Beardmore and Orient Bay (north of Nipigon).  This week the leaves of this corner of the … Continue reading

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