Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 08

Taxidermy on the Brain

My mind has been a perfect storm of taxidermy lately. First, came all the talk about Yann Martel’s new book which uses taxidermy as an allegory for the holocaust. Then I was shown a link to the homepage of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists, or MART. Just the term ‘rogue taxidermy’ gets me excited. […]

The Zookeeper

My profile about retired Calgary Zoo director and world-renowned zoo keeper Peter Karsten appears in the current issue of Alberta Views magazine. I had the great pleasure of being a guest in Karsten’s home on Denman Island last year. Peter and his wife Margarit are charming hosts. They fed me fried Fanny Bay oysters and […]