Month: June 2018

A Whale of a Tale

I’ve worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve gotten to know some great people both locally and across the country. I come from a fishing family; my father, brother, and brother-in-law are all fishermen. I have a strong attachment to what I do and…

This is Harder Than I Thought

Last week I vowed to cut my single-use plastic consumption 3:1 for the summer. I started off great; I remembered my grocery bags when I went shopping. I even used my new cloth produce bags. I was pleasantly surprised by the produce bags. Fiddleheads tend to be very wet, and I was sure I’d end up with a mess in…

World Ocean Day

On Earth Day when I outlined some of what I thought were practical for me ideas to reduce plastic waste, I ventured forth with great intentions. I was a little smug, full of my “look-how-good-I’m-doing-ness”. I was so sure I had this down.   I was wrong.   At first it went well: I carried my water bottle. I used…

I Don’t Think I’m Doing This Right

Long ago I read a story about the ultimate knitter injury: something happens to your foot or leg that would require rest therefore resulting in maximized knitting time. Clearly nothing major, just enough of a hurt that would require a few days or a week or even two of inactivity to heal. I’ve secretly thought from time to time it…

Temperature Scarf in May

As May rolls along, orange (plus 20) creeps into the scarf. You can almost believe that summer is coming. 😎