Tuesday, May 27, 2008


It's been a while since my last post, since my life has been spinning in many different directions lately, with almost constant sunlight, latin dance parties, and counting down to summer (23 school days left).

Most noteworthy, however, is that I've been offered the position of Art Teacher at the high school here in Iqaluit. Which is just about the best teaching job I could have possibly hoped for. So, after much uncertainty, it looks like I'll be returning to my skidoo after the summer's over, and possibly sticking around the arctic and this dirty old town for a little while.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Not long ago, there were some dogsled races in town. There was one that went to Kimmirut, and I think there was something as part of Toonik Tyme. I felt special for living somewhere that had dogsled races... but now I realize I never needed to come so far. Thanks to Torontoist, I found out that some people in Toronto wished they could be in a dogsled race, except, lacking snow and dogs, changed some key elements (sleds = shopping carts; dogs=people), threw in some silly outfits... and so, the Idiotarod was born. It has the best slogan ever: "Prepare for Awesome." I am currently demanding that people I know in Toronto create a team in my honour. Possibly while dressed up as team Bill Cosby:p.s. - If anyone's interested in making this happen in Iqaluit over the warmer months, well, let's just say I'm always prepared for awesome.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Taken on the skidoo trail, on the last trip of the season, last weekend. Today, my machine was put up on wood at its summer home. There's already way less snow... the thaw is fast and furious, not to mention incredibly soggy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

W/ Guitar

Thanks to Inflatable Elvis for taking these photos of me at the Iqaluit Music Society coffeehouse on Saturday.