Selected from Al Pope’s award-winning Yukon News column, Nordicity, these literary gems were written with the Saturday morning reader in mind, the reader in pajamas, unshaven. Each can be consumed in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee, and mulled over on the second cup. Dealing with such wide-ranging subjects as urban chickens (in favour, generally), to the horrors of war (decrying) cats (opposed) breasts (non-objectifying) and political skullduggery (railing against) this book is a compendium of short, provocative essays, or as they say here in One Bucket Creek, an outhouse reader. Read one column, two, a hundred, wherever time and inclination lead. Who knows? You might release your inner curmudgeon.