Monthly Archives: March 2013

getting stoned

We learned what Michael would look like if he were to get way too stoned. Advertisements

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team sphagnum ranger

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cedar planking

This tree had two planks cut out of it in the traditional Haida fashion. The Haida would remove extremely long, straight, thick planks from tall cedar trees without killing the tree. This basically involves cutting a notch at the top (using stone tools) … Continue reading

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godless killing machines in the sky

Look at this gnarled part of old cedar   Now look from the other side.   That hole is a bear den. There are claw marks. My response was “holy shit snacks.”

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unfinished work

Tess recently spotted a sign along a logging road that warranted a return visit.   We found a partially carved cedar canoe. Not sure why it was abandoned.

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I’d buy your love

The Barenaked Ladies song “If I Had a Million Dollars” is one many people know at least some of the words to. It is fun to sing along with but the line at the end of each refrain left a … Continue reading

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Pure Pressure

Here is a story about community. Friday was a big bash to celebrate a birthday in our class. Fewer than half the people partying were Haida Gwaii Semester students—the rest were friends and friends of friends from here. We filled … Continue reading

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