Category Archives: Whitehorse

Highway Knitting

We’re home! We got home last night after what felt like a (relatively) short drive. The trip that usually takes three nights only took two this time. That’s because instead of driving the entire Alaska Highway, we cut a loop … Continue reading

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Off line & off grid in the Yukon

Have we been here nearly a month already? Hard to believe! This morning I’m sitting up in bed at my in-law’s house in Carcross where we spent the night after celebrating Mr. C’s birthday. Happy Birthday, my beloved! We’ll get … Continue reading

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They came, he barked, they went away

I’m sitting out on the deck this morning with my coffee, where it’s warm in the sun but still cool in the shade. Sam is sitting out on the dock looking serene and peaceful, sniffing the breeze, watching the fish … Continue reading

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I never in a million years would have believed I’d move so far away from home…and a home yoga practice

I’ve been thinking lately about how we identify with place. Last year at a gathering in Whitehorse, I was introduced as being from Salmon Arm, BC. Which, I suppose, is true, since that’s where I’m living right now. I had, … Continue reading

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My talented friend Fawn Fritzen & a new CD

Do you remember two years ago, when I introduced you to my singer/songwriter friend Fawn Fritzen?  Go to this post if you missed it. At that time, she was just getting ready to release her first album, Bedroom Voice. She’s … Continue reading

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We Arrived!

When we left the Yukon to pursue a new life as early retirees 17 months ago, our plan was that we would return for at least one month every year. Except for that first year. Mr. C travelled back and … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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N is for North: a poem

On Spring, North of 60 The seeking rays of the sun, golden in the perfect clearness of the returning morning light have found the hippy-heart crystals in my window and are casting rainbows of colour onto my walls and kitchen … Continue reading

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L is for the Land of Make Believe

The Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione, brought to you by The Big Band, Whitehorse Yukon.  This is the piece that opened Rockin’ the Casbah – the stage show I produced in 2011.  I’m at the far right of … Continue reading

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A is for April

April Showers April is the month that the snow finally melts in the Yukon. It’s a chilly, muddy month. A month for the last of the cross country skiing before you get too far into the calendar. For jumping on … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway, Whitehorse to Watson Lake one year ago today

One year ago today I drove away from Whitehorse, embarking on a solo journey down the Alaska Highway in -30 something temperatures. I stopped along the way to take some photos and jot down some poems. Here is that post. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bellydance & Big Band

Two of the things I miss the most all wrapped up into one pretty package! I miss the creative expression that choreographing for the troupe allowed me to indulge in. And DAMN I miss playing that big band music! From … Continue reading

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