random musings from a primate

Returning to Life

First, to all those who have inquired, yes, I am still alive, in the same way a hibernating bear is. That’s due to sheer exhaustion, to being stretched far too thin over the past six months or so. The new job, the new home, Conor (nearly three years old), Danny (nearly a year old), and a few lingering after-effects from previous contracts and jobs have been draining all my energy, and it’s only lately that I feel like I’m finally able to yawn and stretch, poke my nose out the door, and sniff the promise of Spring.

The new job up in the Northwest Territories is going very well, and I’m very happy to be part of a great team. Starting in any new workplace is often cause for trepidation, if not outright caution, but I’m pleased to find myself among some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. The weather here in Yellowknife may be cold at times (-40C, in fact), but the people up North are some of the warmest individuals I’ve ever met.

I’m not quite sure why I’m posting here today after such a long absence. (Yes, I have been around, in spirit if not in body, at DIYPlanner.com.) I think it’s because I’ve finally reached a turning point of sorts. My life, much like the land around me, is starting to thaw. And where there’s thawing, there’s life waiting to happen.

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April 2007
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Giant Mine

Twillingate Lighthouse

Rosehips at Dusk

Derelict Mining Truck in Yellowknife

Waiting for Spring

Enlightened One

Woodpecker at Cameron Falls

All Hail the Snow King

An Unkindness of Ravens

The Long Vigil

Blizzard and River, Central Newfoundland

Conor Learns Photography

Curiouser and Curiouser

Iris in Gander III

Iris in Gander II

The Sky is Endless

Iris in Gander I

High Over the Mackenzies


Fargo Truck, Mine Heritage Yard, Yellowknife