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37-52-2014: Bella Coola, Bears, and Bruises


September 14, 2014 – This week was an interesting week work-wise. The fall programs at work are getting underway and my favourite time of year, field season, is getting into swing. Last week I was up on the Upper Pitt spawning sockeye. This week it was a flight to Bella Coola to visit a project I work with and make …

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Re-Post: Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist

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I love Ricky Gervais. It’s so refreshing to find a celebrity who speaks out in a rational, well thought out, logical manner. He’s funny, and he’s honest. It’s so strange that in today’s world people hate those who don’t share their beliefs, but even worse, that people vilify those who have no belief and base their views of morality and compassion …

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36-52-2014: In the Fog

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September 6, 2014 – I love the fog. Yes, it’s a reminder that fall is around the corner and summer is waning, but I still love it. When I was younger and the fog would settle in where I grew up, I’d get bundled up and walk over to the elementary school yard and stand in the middle of the …

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35-52-2014: Taste Summer

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August 31, 2014 – I don’t know why, but when September is looming only hours away, I always start to think of the season as fall, even though there are still three weeks of summer left. The nights are cooler, meaning sleeps are better. But the days are shorter too. Mornings aren’t as bright, and I have those “Hmmm, is …

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A rodent release, a boat ride, a family visit, and the trip back home: Kootenay Loop Motorcycle Camping Trip – Part 4

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Wednesday August 6th, 2014 We spent last night in Derek & Julie’s tent trailer. It was actually a lovely alternative to sleeping in a warm house, and beat the air mattresses and tent for a couple of nights. Strangely though, I was more conscious of the fact that there were animals roaming out there now that I was actually sleeping …

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34-52-2014: Oh goody, a new pastime to frustrate me!

Oh Goody A New Pastime To Frustrate Me

August 23, 2014 – Several weeks ago we were out for an evening walk and wandered into Murdo Frazer Park. I never realized how big the park was, had no idea there were tennis courts there, and although I always knew that there was a golf course up here, I had no idea it was a pitch and putt. Curious, …

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Kootenay Loop Motorcycle Camping Trip; Part 3

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Tuesday August 5th, 2014 – Day four on the road for Kirk and I, day three for Hans, and all of us share a common morning issue – coffee required! The morning wouldn’t be complete until we found some, and I think all of considered crashing the neighbour’s campsite where fresh coffee was brewing and the scent of sizzling bacon …

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Self Ejecting Luggage – Part 2 (Kootenay Loop Motorcycle Camping Trip: Also Part 2)

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Monday August 4, 2014 – Day three of our trip dawned warm but partially overcast. We broke camp, packed up all the gear, and headed down the hill for breakfast at the Pocahantas cabins. Turns out that none of us are particularly great morning people, at least not until there is some coffee running in the veins. Sadly, I can’t …

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