Annelies Pool lives in a cabin in the woods outside of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada and likes to sit around, preferably in her pyjamas, and think great thoughts while her husband does all the chores. For example: how can you be spiritual when all you want is a fancy red car? Why are Northerners so possessive about mosquitoes? Why would men rather think about gas fittings than the meaning of life? She's been publishing these thoughts as columns in northern publications for more than twenty years. This collection of columns will touch your heart and make you laugh. Reading them is like sitting down with an old friend over a cup of tea.