Kat Sorensen

A thunderstorm is seen Aug. 3, 2021, in Okanogan County, Washington. (Kathryn Knowlton/submitted photo)

Tangled Up in Blue: Shelter from the storm

I recently learned that the opposite of deja vu is jamais vu, meaning “never seen.” Deja vu is the feeling that you’re experiencing something familiar,… Continue reading

 

Fireweed in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Hand Dipped

The Lost Lake Run was a long one. I ran over 15 miles, from Primrose to the Bear Creek Fire Station, with just two granola… Continue reading

 

Hikers look at the Harding Icefield in August 2015 in Kenai Fjords National Park, just outside of Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up In Blue: Slowing down

I’m finding myself, more than ever, falling into bouts of anger, and it’s making me mad. Sure, there are everyday things to be upset about.… Continue reading

 

The author is seen here sometime in the past decade trying to look cool in front of a Bob Dylan mural in Tennessee. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Where is ‘Tangled Up in Blue’?

As we approach the roaring 2020s, we’re all in the midst of our online apps telling us how we lived the past decade. The data… Continue reading

The author is seen here sometime in the past decade trying to look cool in front of a Bob Dylan mural in Tennessee. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)
Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only thing I heard was crunching… Continue reading

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge
Photo submitted by Jason Foster                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June near Kenai. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year.                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)

2019 large sockeye return surprises

Fish and Game releases 2019 summary

Photo submitted by Jason Foster                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June near Kenai. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year.                                An angler shows off his early run sockeye on the Kenai River in June 2019 near Kenai, Alaska. Kenai River early run had a below average outlook this year. (Photo submitted by Jason Foster)
Soldotna City Council candidates Lisa Parker, Pamela Parker and Dave Carey speak to members of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Parker appointed to Soldotna Council

Parker made an unsuccessful run for Seat D during the regular election held on Oct. 1.

Soldotna City Council candidates Lisa Parker, Pamela Parker and Dave Carey speak to members of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball

Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball

My boyfriend won’t let me be on his volleyball team. Last summer, before we were dating and when female participation in the Seward softball league… Continue reading

Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball
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Board of Fish to discuss Lower Cook Inlet proposal in Seward

The meeting will be held from Dec. 10 to 13 at AVTEC.

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Kenai Police authorized to overrecruit

Kenai Police authorized to overrecruit

Currently, the department is budgeted for 18 officers

Kenai Police authorized to overrecruit
Hilcorp to sponsor Senior Thanksgiving on Nov. 26

Hilcorp to sponsor Senior Thanksgiving on Nov. 26

The dinner is a tradition that started in 1976.

Hilcorp to sponsor Senior Thanksgiving on Nov. 26
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the pedestrian lane: Kids!

Every time I turn on the news I hear another thing that sets my teeth on edge.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Runner’s Blues

I’m always looking for the right answer, the right way to do things. I manipulate my Google searches over and over, to find the hidden… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)
A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Winter isn’t coming

On a late September early morning drive back from Talkeetna, I saw winter surprise three different drivers. The first hit the black ice in their… Continue reading

A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
The writer is seen in this ridiculous photo posted immediately to her mother’s Facebook as she leaves for Alaska in February 2017 with only one coat, the army jacket she wears in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Eileen Sorensen)

A little bit richer

I woke up this morning a bit richer. The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend landed in Alaskans’ bank accounts sometime early Thursday and mine was among… Continue reading

The writer is seen in this ridiculous photo posted immediately to her mother’s Facebook as she leaves for Alaska in February 2017 with only one coat, the army jacket she wears in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Eileen Sorensen)
Election Day on the Kenai Peninsula

Election Day on the Kenai Peninsula

Updated: Polls closed at 8 p.m. across the Kenai Peninsula and the votes have been tallied. Below are the unofficial results as they stand at… Continue reading

Election Day on the Kenai Peninsula
The author and her first cousin once removed, August Murphy, play at the waterfront playground in Seward, Alaska, in late August 2019. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Murphy)

Tangled up in Blue: Viewscapes

I want to start reflecting on this summer with an onslaught of adjectives — hot, exciting, adventurous, challenging — but I have two more things… Continue reading

The author and her first cousin once removed, August Murphy, play at the waterfront playground in Seward, Alaska, in late August 2019. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Murphy)
Kat Sorensen, the author, walks alongside her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Kenai Beach in May 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tangled up in Blue: Miles and miles

I bought my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee when I first moved to Alaska after a failed fling with a 1992 Cherokee that had a leaky… Continue reading

Kat Sorensen, the author, walks alongside her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Kenai Beach in May 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Tight Lines: Weekly fishing report

Tight Lines: Weekly fishing report

As fishing season winds down, fire shuts down some Kenai River access

Tight Lines: Weekly fishing report
In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: All this rain

When I asked Peter what I should write my column about this week, he suggested I talk about swimming in lakes. It was intuitive, since… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)