Four of us, three spare tires two jerrycans just in case make our way up the Finlay road down the Davis road hanging on to ragged edges above a submerged forest Alien Kokanee surged up past slimy sculpins and mayflies in September — past stones and stoneflies — to their deaths in mistaken cemeteries Another truck […]
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What the hell am I doing underfoot of a polar bear damn it?
This podium is no ice floe and those creatures aren’t seal meals. I’m just hoping that one of them walks a bit too close to that cordon. I’m hungry. Plus I hear the lattes are to die for.
Imagine for a moment that you’re a muskox and it’s damned cold and even more damned windy. You scrape your hoof over a rock to get at a veneer of moss under a drift of snow which incidentally is blowing around you and your herd in diagonal-horizontal mini-tornadoes. A threat appears out of the […]
Between 7 and 21 November I flew across the country and back two times. Once for the Entomological Society of Canada Joint Annual Meeting (in lovely Montreal) and the other time for the annual CCUBC meeting (again in Montreal). I don’t normally travel this much, let alone in such a temporally concentrated manner. As a […]
When spring comes to this part of the world, so do the birds. In a mere couple of months or so – perhaps less in the case of some species – we’ll start to hear their singing in the morning. They’ll stick around all summer and into the autumn. But eventually all of them leave. […]
A found poem that I was given while hanging out with some Vancouver Canucks fans a few playoffs ago… in celebration of the first regular season face-off of the 2013/2014 season. —– Watching hockey Look at that. Did you see that? How could they miss? Did you see that? Just dump it in. No! You […]