Entries by Magellan

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Christmas Memories

What are some of your fondest memories of being a child at Christmas? For me, Christmas started with the arrival of Eaton’s Mail Order Christmas Book. What a delight and dilemma to crawl through the catalogue, narrowing my choice to just one or two treasures. And then getting to share that choice with Santa—in person! […]

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Ominous Grandeur

I’ve wanted to see them for decades. Ever since I saw their photos back in the 70s, mystical figures of ghostly grey imparting a powerful, compelling presence. The totem poles at Ninstints on Haida Gwaii. It’s the only place on Haida Gwaii where they still stand. A dozen of them, disciples of the supernatural, silently keeping […]

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The Nor Way

I’ve dreamed about Norway every night since we returned, almost three weeks ago. Magellan and I agree that Norway is the best country we’ve ever visited. And why is “the Nor Way” so compelling you may ask?