The Pantomime Hunter

  Michael was a quiet kid in elementary school. His teachers decided he was shy. They were in for a shock. Being dutiful pedagogists, Michael’s teachers agreed they had an obligation to help this unfortunate youngster overcome his debilitating ‘social handicap’. Their solution was to place Michael in situations occasionally that would require him to … More The Pantomime Hunter

The Bird Dog

We didn’t plan on taking a bird dog along on our pheasant-hunting trip. But we got one just the same. This is how it happened. Pheasant hunting was a popular sport when I was a young man. My father was an avid pheasant hunter. We had a tradition – Dad and I hunted together on … More The Bird Dog

The Igloo

“How would you like to see a real igloo?” Bryan asked. “You bet!” I replied. And that’s how I became caught up in a deadly Arctic blizzard. A colleague and I met for coffee at a restaurant in Inuvik, NWT, a town in Canada’s high Arctic, when the ever-gregarious Bryan Samson joined us. He’d become famous by then. … More The Igloo