random musings from a primate

Hemingway’s Notebooks

I have to wonder if Hemingway kept notebooks, and if he did, were they filled with such prattle as written by novice writers? Did he burn the early ones? Did he edit, tear, burn the bits that made him sound like a writer unsure of his footing, or like a mere mortal listening to the sound of his own voice and seemingly unaffected by either wor [...]

Social Spaghetti

Setting up a new Tumblr blog at the same time I’m working behind the scenes updating this personal blog (douglasjohnston.net) and seeing what needs to be done with DIYPlanner. Created new subdomain off douglasjohnston.net for Tumblr. Created new feeds using FeedBurner for both blog and Tumblr. Connected one or the other or both to Twit [...]


Walking into a dimly-lit cabin on the shores of a subarctic lake, I thought I saw someone staring at me from a dark corner. I walked closer to get a better look. He wasn’t too talkative.

Love and Chaos (or, Fixing the eMate ...

Although my confession here might cause those hanging out on the Newton mailing lists some degree of embarrassment for their newfound brethren (their technical aptitude, at least for hardware, seems to dwarf my own), I have to admit some trepidation, if not outright fear, in finally addressing the eternal problem of eMates: wonky hinges. It&# [...]
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Driving in Yellowknife

Driving in Yellowknife

At the Snow Castle

At the Snow Castle

Musk Ox Skull

Thaw 4

Cameron River, Early Spring

Thaw 3

Thaw 2

Thaw 1

Yellowknife, Past Midnight

Durrell Wharf, Newfoundland

Rose Hips in Autumn

The Coming of the Storm

Water Lilies

A Zen Moment

Twillingate Lighthouse

Winter Brook

Irises 1

Irises 2