Tumblehome raffan james. James Raffan · Kickass Canadians 2019-03-14

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James Raffan · Kickass Canadians

tumblehome raffan james

On the Grand River near Dunnville, Ont. Where can I look this information up? James Raffan has always followed his own arc in life. SciTech Book News, June, 2005, review of Rendezvous with the Wild, p. In 2014, Circling the Midnight Sun will also be released as a book published by. He crosses the Arctic Circle at least once every year, and spends much of his time exploring the Arctic way of life and how its inhabitants see the world. Lots of Kickass Canadians there! However, we were thrilled to see you in the Thames Flotilla, and to hear you received an award there.

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Raffan, James 1955

tumblehome raffan james

Canoe guide, youth leader, and high-school teacher; Queen's University, professor; freelance writer and educational consultant, 1999—. Editor Wild Waters: Canoeing Canada's Wilderness Rivers, Key Porter Books Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 1986, revised edition, 1997. In the tradition of Sharon Butala' s Coyote' s Morning Cry, Tumblehome is evocative and affirming, a testament to the power of nature and the author' s gift of intelligent and lyrical interpretation. But things took a different turn. As much as James would like to believe that, his mother has trouble with some of those details. As you may know, I am on a new artist bent that involves interpretations of wilderness using pen and ink on birch bark.

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Raffan, James 1955

tumblehome raffan james

Tumblehome is written in a series of vignettes that cover a breadth of wilderness experience and a wide-ranging timeline, from Raffan's early childhood to the present. He is also the editor of Rendezvous with the Wild: The Boreal Forest and The Lure of Faraway Places. Like his mentor and friend Bill Mason, Raffan has taken his love of the wilderness and integrated it into his life and his work, becoming not just a master canoeist and outdoorsman, but an accomplished and thoughtful writer. John's Schools, an establishment known for its commitment to discipline, classical curriculum, and rigorous outdoor activity. Packaged in a compact and artful hardcover format, this is a wonderful book for canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts, and an inspirational guide for all those who know that the world of natureis very much a part of their own spiritual landscape. I helped Myrna write the history of the Lodge.

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Tumblehome by James Raffan · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

tumblehome raffan james

In Tumblehome, Raffan explores the notion that canoeing has the power to teach and transform us, even if the closest we've come to the wilderness is in front of the Discovery Channel. Bark, Skin, and Cedar: Exploring the Canoe in Canadian Experience, HarperCollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 1999. You and Joe, me and Raphael — I think you had just started Trailhead? Yet as a historian his works are resources of considerable value, much-quoted and recognized for their informed understanding of the Canadian North. Deep Waters: Courage, Character, and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing Tragedy, HarperCollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 2002, published as Deep Waters: Is the Adventure Worth the Risk? In Tumblehome, Raffan explores the notion that canoeing has the power to teach and transform us, even if the closest we' ve come to the wilderness is in front of the Discovery Channel. Tumblehome: Meditations and Lore from a Canoeist's Life, HarperCollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 2001. Like his mentor and friend Bill Mason, Raffan has taken his love of the wilderness and integrated it into his life and his work, becoming not just a master canoeist and outdoorsman, but an accomplished and thoughtful writer. Packaged in a compact and artful hardcover format, this is a wonderful book for canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts, and an inspirational guide for all those who know that the world of natureis very much a part of their own spiritual landscape.

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Tumblehome by James Raffan · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

tumblehome raffan james

Summer North of Sixty: By Paddle and Portage across the Barren Lands, Key Porter Books Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 1990 Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition biography , HarperCollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada , 1996. When you were a kid, he would have been your favourite uncle. In the spring of 1999, James resigned from his university teaching position and since then has been working as an independent writer and scholar from his home in the Rideau Lakes north of Kingston, Ontario. Like his mentor and friend Bill Mason, Raffan has taken his love of the wilderness and integrated it into his life and his work, becoming not just a master canoeist and outdoorsman, but an accomplished and thoughtful writer. Last Christmas in Oakville, I was in touch with two Banff Springs Hotel roommates, Janet Barnes Douglas and Mary Wingate Mercer, who have been Canoe Club enthusiasts for many years. I write articles on my trips and adventures but I am not the greatest writer, so I have yet to get a story published. James Raffan has always followed his own arc in life.

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tumblehome raffan james

In Tumblehome, Raffan explores the notion that canoeing has the power to teach and transform us, even if the closest we've come to the wilderness is in front of the Discovery Channel. An avid outdoorsman, he has made more than thirty major expeditions to various parts of Canada, traveling by canoe, kayak, dog sled, snowshoes, and other methods. James is also past Chair of the , a Fellow International of and Executive Director of the. Despite these challenges, he became one of the most respected outdoorsmen in Canada, an expert on canoeing, and the director of several documentary films. Bill Mason, the subject of Fire in the Bones, was born in Winnipeg and was troubled all through his life by various physical ailments. I think there is wisdom in the North that could be brought to bear on the problems of the South. Thank you for the knowledge and images and a great book.

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tumblehome raffan james

That was really the end of my career as a marine biologist. Raffan is a fellow and former governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and has served as chair of the Arctic Institute of North America. Rendezvous with the Wild: The Boreal Forest, Boston Mills Press Erin, Ontario, Canada , 2004. He lives in Seeley's Bay, Ontario. He interweaves imagery, music, and storytelling in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and in a wonderful way quite educational.

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Raffan, James 1955

tumblehome raffan james

I came back to Campbell River 11 years ago, Raphael passed away seven years ago. Keeping a goodly portion of the boreal forest wild remains a work in progress but some important things have happened since the book was published. Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition is Raffan's biography of Bill Mason, the man who did much to promote canoeing in Canada; Bark, Skin, and Cedar: Exploring the Canoe in Canadian Experience takes a long look at canoes and history; Tumblehome: Meditations and Lore from a Canoeist's Life is a reflection on Raffin's own years on the waterways; and Deep Waters: Courage, Character, and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing Tragedy tells a harrowing story of students pushed beyond their limits. But I came to see this place that I once imagined as unpeopled, as a profoundly human context with tremendous amounts to teach people in more southern locales. Nevertheless, the author pays homage to all the energy Mason brought to his favorite sport and to his country. Tumblehome is written in a series of vignettes that cover a breadth of wilderness experience and a wide-ranging timeline, from Raffan' s early childhood to the present. James Raffan has always followed his own arc in life.

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