Matt J. Simmons

Matt J. Simmons always equips himself with safety sunglasses and a bandit-style dust mask before attempting any home renovation projects. When not gleefully taking on demolition, he writes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen Dark is Light

When Dark is Light

🕔Nov 06, 2017

The dark is mystery. It is the unknown. It can be comforting or terrifying, or both at the same time.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWelcome to the Truth

Welcome to the Truth

🕔Feb 24, 2017

If Truth can be found at the bottom of a bottle, it can also be found in the crumbs of a vanished sandwich.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWatching for wildlife: Animal encounters in northern BC

Watching for wildlife: Animal encounters in northern BC

🕔Apr 04, 2014

I remember distinctly the first time I saw a wolf outside a wildlife enclosure.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWalk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

Walk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

🕔Mar 28, 2013

The first hikes of spring in northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticleUnder the Water

Under the Water

🕔May 01, 2017

Can collaboration exist in isolation?

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Upside of Going Downhill: Mountain Biking in Northern BC

The Upside of Going Downhill: Mountain Biking in Northern BC

🕔Apr 01, 2012

I pour sweat. Not the glistening perspiration of a warm day—this is the shirt-soaking stuff.

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The Long John

🕔Nov 25, 2016

Wearing long johns is like giving your legs a hug.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Future is a Strange Beast

The Future is a Strange Beast

🕔Sep 11, 2017

Fear of the future is pointless. There's no escape from our perceived passage of time. “At some point the future becomes reality. And then it quickly becomes the past.” Haruki Murakami.

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🔍Read Full ArticleStep Into the Past: Exploring the historic sites of northern BC

Step Into the Past: Exploring the historic sites of northern BC

🕔Jun 01, 2012

Northern BC has a few distinctive characteristics that stand out to visitors when they come to the region.

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🔍Read Full ArticleRenovate, Innovate: A Crash Course on Surviving Renovations

Renovate, Innovate: A Crash Course on Surviving Renovations

🕔Oct 03, 2016

One of my formative memories is driving down the Oregon coast with my dad. I was the proud new possessor of a learner driver’s licence and the feeling of cruising along the winding coastal roads, warm wind buffeting us through the open windows, a gas-station-purchased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cassette blasting out of the crappy stereo, was blissful.

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