This is Arthur Vernon Watson at age 39, when he was transferred from the federal prison in Atlanta to the penitentiary on Alcatraz Island near San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)

Justice wasn’t elementary: Watson, Part 3

Anchorage probation officer Roy V. Norquist was monitoring Arthur’s movements and reported that he was pleased with what he saw

 

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Thanksgiving

We at least have a good idea of what our political future looks like.

 

Cranberry sauce made from scratch with hand-picked berries makes a special holiday treat. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Foraging with love and gratitude

Gathered and prepared by hand, cranberries brighten a Thanksgiving feast

 

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Minister’s Message: When the going gets tough…

Suffering as a Christian is not always a popular preaching topic.

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Letitia Wright as Shuri in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Image courtesy Marvel Studios)

On the Screen: ‘Wakanda Forever’ picks up the pieces

“Black Panther” sequel grapples with grief and hope after franchise loses its star

Letitia Wright as Shuri in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Image courtesy Marvel Studios)
Oxtails are cooked with onions, garlic and daikon. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A bowl full of medicine

Oxtail soup makes a healing winter meal

Oxtails are cooked with onions, garlic and daikon. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Arthur Vernon Watson was 23 years old when he was incarcerated in San Quentin state prison in California. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)

Justice wasn’t elementary, Watson, Part 1

The Frolichs’ establishment, then called the Watson Motel, had been owned by Arthur Vernon Watson and had become a crime scene

Arthur Vernon Watson was 23 years old when he was incarcerated in San Quentin state prison in California. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
Will Morrow (courtesy)

Ride on!

Later this month, I’ll turn 49

Will Morrow (courtesy)
Korean red pepper paste adds heat to this Mapo tofu recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A spicy meal to burn away the sadness

This hearty meal can be adjusted to be as mild or spicy as you wish

Korean red pepper paste adds heat to this Mapo tofu recipe. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Nick Varney

Thanksgiving memories of the unhinged kind

Let’s take a first look at the oncoming day of feasting

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The first snowfall of the year arrives in Kenai, Alaska, on Oct. 25, 2022. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Minister’s Message: Delight in the wonder of winter

Seemingly overnight, we’ve transitioned from our summer playground to our winter lives

The first snowfall of the year arrives in Kenai, Alaska, on Oct. 25, 2022. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Dwayne Johnson stars as Black Adam in “Black Adam.” (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Dwayne Johnson stars as Black Adam in “Black Adam.” (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Truly Hondel portrays Anne Shirley in a rehearsal of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Kenai Performers Black Box Theatre in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Stumbling through youth at ‘Green Gables’

Kenai Performers brings classic coming-of-age tale to the stage

Truly Hondel portrays Anne Shirley in a rehearsal of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Kenai Performers Black Box Theatre in Soldotna, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A pumpkin spice roll with cream cheese filling is photographed on Oct. 31, 2022, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A little holiday indulgence for the pumpkin obsessed

A pumpkin spice roll kicks off the season

A pumpkin spice roll with cream cheese filling is photographed on Oct. 31, 2022, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Quick trip

When we stepped off the plane at Pullman/Moscow we could have been in Alaska, except for the temperature

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
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Minister’s Message: What do you need for a more peace-filled, healthy life?

From where I sit, we have moved off center and it isn’t serving us well

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A copy of Emily St. John Mandel's "Sea of Tranquility" rests in snow on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: ‘Sea of Tranquility’: An underwhelming and too soon look at the pandemic

I first added “Sea of Tranquility” to my to-read list after I saw Barack Obama post about it on Instagram. The former president has good… Continue reading

A copy of Emily St. John Mandel's "Sea of Tranquility" rests in snow on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
A Homer Youth Orchestra Club rehearsal is conducted by Abimael Melendez. (Photo Courtesy Kim Fine)

Youth orchestra to bring the sounds of Halloween to costume concert

Homer OPUS’s Homer Youth String Orchestra Club will bring seasonal sounds and storytelling to the city on Sunday with Spooky Strings, a costume concert at… Continue reading

A Homer Youth Orchestra Club rehearsal is conducted by Abimael Melendez. (Photo Courtesy Kim Fine)
Onions are sauteed, doused in broth and then topped off with cheese and bread in this recipe for French Onion Soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Soup for sisters

I spent last Saturday with my sister for our birthday, and we squeezed all the fun we could out of it

Onions are sauteed, doused in broth and then topped off with cheese and bread in this recipe for French Onion Soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Isolde Panarelli of Homer, reads “Snow in Googerville,” which received second place in fiction, grade 4-6), during the 2021 Writer’s Contest Winner’s presenations at the Homer Council on the Arts. (Photo provided)

Writing, sharing, connecting

Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 25th year

Isolde Panarelli of Homer, reads “Snow in Googerville,” which received second place in fiction, grade 4-6), during the 2021 Writer’s Contest Winner’s presenations at the Homer Council on the Arts. (Photo provided)