The Drive Home

(Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration)

The Drive Home: Boy bands, hair gel and marshmallows

On the quest for better government

  • Dec 8, 2017

 

Captain’s Log, Stardate 11.24.2017 ... (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)

The Drive Home: Pudding Breath thinks he’s The Captain

Changing the way people address you at work is difficult

  • Nov 24, 2017

 

(Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration)

The Drive Home: Self-bettering through belly buttering

By Chris Williams Have you ever experienced the sheer horror that comes…

  • Nov 17, 2017

 

A huge pile of dirty dishes takes adult-level problem solving skills. Did you know that new dishes arrive pre-cleaned? (Flickr)

The Drive Home: How to be an adult in a house full of dirty dishes

By Chris Williams For the past few weeks, I’ve had the house…

  • Nov 10, 2017
A huge pile of dirty dishes takes adult-level problem solving skills. Did you know that new dishes arrive pre-cleaned? (Flickr)
Some bosses are total monsters. (Christine Cavalier/Flickr)

The Drive Home: The boss whisperers

By Chris Williams They do exist, in spirit anyway. Lurking behind the…

  • Nov 3, 2017
Some bosses are total monsters. (Christine Cavalier/Flickr)

The Drive Home: Celebrating National Sarcasm Month

By Chris Williams October is National Sarcasm Month which means you are…

  • Oct 20, 2017
Would you believe these two Tawny Frogmouths are actually a pair of Port Clements fashionistas sporting the latest in ‘camo couture’? (Garycycles/Flickr photo)

The Drive Home: Turns on the salmonwalk — a report from Haida Gwaii Fashion Week

If you’ve been living under a gold lamé jacket for the last…

  • Oct 5, 2017
Would you believe these two Tawny Frogmouths are actually a pair of Port Clements fashionistas sporting the latest in ‘camo couture’? (Garycycles/Flickr photo)
This pig might be the exception. (dlz design/Flickr)

The Drive Home: Generally speaking, don’t be a pig

By Chris Williams Geese are great. They honk, they fly, they form…

  • Sep 22, 2017
This pig might be the exception. (dlz design/Flickr)
The best job coaches have lots of maps. (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)

The Drive Home: Top tips for on-island job interviews

By Chris Williams It’s that time of year again! Time to say…

  • Sep 8, 2017
The best job coaches have lots of maps. (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration)

The Drive Home: Game of Groans — A song of beach fires and cold fronts

By Chris Williams Long ago, in a time forgotten, a particularly cruel…

  • Aug 25, 2017
(Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration)
The Drive Home: Salting through life one ketchup chip at a time

The Drive Home: Salting through life one ketchup chip at a time

Haida Gwaii is about many things, but it’s mostly about food (and intransigence).

  • Aug 4, 2017
The Drive Home: Salting through life one ketchup chip at a time
Paul Brooker, aka Trojan_Lhama/Flickr                                Sporting KISS make-up and throwing imaginary space pineapples is a surefire way to clear slow-driving Haida Gwaii tourists from your path.

The Drive Home: Imaginating the cereal grains out of slowpoke Saskatchewans

Your imagination can be very handy in helping you deal with certain life situations.

  • Jul 21, 2017
Paul Brooker, aka Trojan_Lhama/Flickr                                Sporting KISS make-up and throwing imaginary space pineapples is a surefire way to clear slow-driving Haida Gwaii tourists from your path.
Pixabay photo                                A Tijuana prison cell.

The Drive Home: Hard way from Tlell to Tijuana

Chris Wiliams reflects on his time in a Tijuana prison cell.

  • Jul 14, 2017
Pixabay photo                                A Tijuana prison cell.
(Illustration by Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)

The Drive Home: Badminton, or How I Learned to Relax and Love the Shuttlecock

“In Charlotte, people are finally beginning to spell badminton without taking their socks off.”

  • Jul 6, 2017
(Illustration by Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Yeah, it’s pretty on a plant. But rain can really dampen your spirit, whatever Rain says. (Neal Herbert/US National Park Service)

The Drive Home: Rain, the in-depth exclusive interview

“I’ve always been a moist muffin.” — Rain

  • Jun 25, 2017
Yeah, it’s pretty on a plant. But rain can really dampen your spirit, whatever Rain says. (Neal Herbert/US National Park Service)
A map showing the Adrienne Clarkson bypass (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration).

The Drive Home: Port Clements, the “Canada” of Haida Gwaii

“From 1977 to 2004, there was not one recorded case of anyone being rude to anyone else in Port…”

  • Jun 8, 2017
A map showing the Adrienne Clarkson bypass (Chris Williams/Haida Gwaii Observer illustration).
Never mind “fishing,” this fine catch got reeled in after a little stringed-shaft briny tease factory brandishing. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

The Drive Home: Word robbery by monetary depository forces visionarial linguistic opus

“Personally, I think word usage has become stale and predictable.”

  • Jun 1, 2017
Never mind “fishing,” this fine catch got reeled in after a little stringed-shaft briny tease factory brandishing. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s firewood (Derek Marham/Flickr).

The Drive Home: Ten Commandments for Haida Gwaii

“It all seemed eerily familiar, but I couldn’t quite remember where I had seen it all before.”

  • May 26, 2017
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s firewood (Derek Marham/Flickr).
Anyone can be a hustler if they’ve got the nose for it. (Drew Mokris/Flickr)

The Drive Home: How to be a Haida Gwaii Hustler

“These are just a few of the fun, easy ways to destroy the lives of honest people.”

  • May 12, 2017
Anyone can be a hustler if they’ve got the nose for it. (Drew Mokris/Flickr)