Category Archives: Hitch-hiking

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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We can’t walk on water, but we can hitchhike on it

We can’t walk on water, but we can hitchhike on it

Submitted Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Macdonald Stainsby

written originally for Digihitch.com

Yukon Territory From last Summer, (2006)… Triumph beyond triumph for the thumb master.

The Joe Henry Highway north and the Deh Cho south

 


Well, a few hours after running into him literally as he arrived in Dawson, AndrĂ© and I were heading out of town to hitch up the Joe Henry Highway, or the “Dempster” as it still appears on maps. Talking to one another about the form rides take when hitching as a pair of men, we agreed it meant that women were less likely and single women almost impossible to expect rides from for obvious reasons. About a minute after that discussion, a young woman named Kylie picked us up and gave us a ride to Dempster Corner. Waiting there for maybe twenty minutes, we chatted with two women who pulled over in this slow traffic gas bar and motel location. Within a short span of time, we were headed with this car licensed from the State of Pennsylvania, up to the Tombstone Campground, 70 odd clicks up the road. both headed to Alaska but exploring Yukon a bit first.

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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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