Exploring South of Netalzul

Once upon a time, when I was working as a prospector, I arrived by helicopter at a camp northwest of Lake Babine, 80 kilometers or more from any highway. Just two of us were there. It was an almost completely forested area, flat, with many mountains nearby; it was just south of the Netalzul Mountains. I… Read More »

Haida Gwaii Final Days

There was more to Haida Gwaii than the ruins of the Haida villages like SGang Gwaay.  We also visited Tanu (T’aanuu llnagaay) the burial place of well known Haida artist, Bill Reid.  We also visited Skedans (Koona Llnaagay which means “Village at the Edge” – note the word for village is sometime written llanagaay, llnagaay, llnaagay because Haida is essentially an… Read More »

Voyage To SGang Gwaay

We travelled to the farthest western edge of Canada.  Past where the continent ends, there is an archipelago of islands out in the Pacific that used to be called the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Now it is called Haida Gwaii.  It is no easy task to get there. We drove from Vancouver up the Fraser River… Read More »

Girls with Big Noses Make Great Actresses

Everybody thinks they know advertising and can provide us with a critique of what’s good and what’s not.  Rarely do I hear criticism that shows consumers understand the strategies we employ to get messages across. More often than not people evaluate commercials based on entertainment value.  We don’t. I recall shortly after we had begun… Read More »