The Treed Cougar

The Treed Cougar “Brodie just treed a cougar!” My wife Barb’s voice sounded excited when she phoned me yesterday from her cell phone. She was on her normal walk in a nearby forest when all of a sudden our dog Brodie started barking at something, rushed into the bushes...

Who Is The Guinea Pig?

Who Is The Guinea Pig? When I wrote my PhD in medicine in the late 1970s, I worked for part of the time at the cancer research center of the time-honored University of Heidelberg in Germany. Every day I took care of the rats, mice and other animals that were used for...

Broken Open

Broken Open Last weekend we rented a double seated kayak and paddled across Baynes Sound to a little island which locals call Tree Island. It is a magical place. An eagle was watching from its nest in an old fir when we pulled our kayak ashore. The sandy beaches are...