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Why did I come here, exactly?

Why did I come here, exactly?

Hitchhiking rant originally blogged on the Media Co-Op,
July 18, 2009
me at the Naeech'egah (Liard) River.
me at the Naeech’egah (Liard) River.
Josh tries to figure what to do with his truck
Josh tries to figure what to do with his truck

 

Why did I come here, exactly?
July 18, 2009
from Tr’ondek Hwech’in territory.

Well, I’ve been on the road– with week long stops in Edmonton twice, and one overnighter– basically since the middle of March. Too many stories and stories within stories to even begin to go there, but it’s odd that as I’m feeling like the hockey player who is afraid of what may come after retirement that despite my newly graying hair I am now traveling on the road more than ever in my life. And to me that’s really saying something.

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What’s Your Occupation?

What's Your Occupation?

My Column from "the Other Press" in September, 2003.

Were you pissed off that the war happened, despite the largest movement for any cause in history? Well, hold on, something even better is taking place. The war machine is losing the ability to make war. Oh, it's not obvious yet. It won't be for a while, at least not to the generals and the oil administration. Well, actually, it's becoming obvious to some of the generals. These men have started demanding that the Secretary of Defense (Donald Rumsfeld) send more troops. What's the problem with this? They don't got 'em.

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