Throw-Back Thursday or Fish Lake Friday?

Due to a Generator Failure, I was unable to post this on Thursday. Sooo we’ll just call it a “Flashback Friday” this time.   The smell of forest fires hangs in the air here, adding a  flavour of summers at home to our day here. It’s hot. And muggy. So, so muggy. The air is grey…

TBT: Museum Days

People sometimes ask me if I miss home. The answer is, not much. At least not this time, or maybe not yet. I miss a few select people but not much else. Surprisingly, what I miss most consistently is this:  This is my most common view at the Museum, from behind the Biome counter. As…

Kissing Cousins

Mongolia taught me to kiss. Shocker, I know; especially with my anti-hug policies and adoration of personal space. Touchy, I am not! But when you’ve got kids thrown into your life and communication is accomplished through action, primarily; limiting one’s self to awkward smiles and waves is a bit ridiculous. Wrestles, races, dutch blitz and…

Dragons and Dinos And Me; Oh my!

Dear world, I forgot to tell you something. I have a job! I am working. That’s what I would tell you if you asked me “what I’m doing these days.” See those dinosaur bones? Well, someone has to keep them company! So that’s what I do. Because I work at a museum! More officially, I’m…

August Frogging

I like August, and I like frogs.  But what do I like better? I like CATCHING frogs with kids! Welcome to my favourite part of last week: I had the pleasure of helping teach the Nature Exploration Skill at camp with 10 curious kiddos and Allison, chief Nature Explorer and Frog Catcher Extraordinaire (She’s pretty…

My Bottle-thunking Builders: A Slice of Camp Life

I need more tape! Thunk Thunk Thunk Where’s the ta-ape? and then I’ll put the eyes here WHAT DO I DO NOW? I need help! And then I’ll add fins! I don’t like this red, it’s ugly. Do you have tape? Why can’t I have THAT red paper?  My name’s not Landon. Thunk Thunk Thunk. I need tape too! Do you have tape? I HATE…

Don’t Use the D-Word…

So you met Zack and Joey! Aren’t they cool? Well, I think it’s time I touched a bit more about our MK kids, and why I haven’t talked much about them before. Sure, they’ve been mentioned. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that I think they’re awesome and sometimes we do fun things together,…

Just In Case I Forgot…

“Say that again please?” I asked her on the bus. After staring at each other for a good two minutes she had spoken quietly enough that  I missed whatever it is she said. The 9 year old school girl with the white fluffy hair bow leaned in, inches away from my face and enunciated, slowly…

Photo Fraturday – A Mini Contest

I was hoping the 15 hours I have on living in the future would give me the grace I needed to get this posted on Friday. It didn’t happen. So now as my Saturday ends and many of yours begins, here is the photo of the week – complete with a contest of it’s own!…

Photo Friday: Punkette

pretty in pink, always. effortlessly i can pick her up with one arm, she is so small. soaking up love with her sunbeam face, i will see her again tomorrow.