My snowy driveway one winter morning, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Pioneer Potluck: Frigid days and a broken arm

North Kenai, now Nikiski 1967 to January 1969 Chapter One We moved from a cold, cold large trailer house in a trailer court behind M… Continue reading

My snowy driveway one winter morning, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Recycling Bin: Sustainability begins at home

Sustainability begins at home Sustainability is a balancing act, maintaining an environment where human settlements and the natural world flourish together. We all make a… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2019

Learning for Life: Pieces of a Puzzle

Pieces of a Puzzle Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Nearly half of all Americans make a resolution each year; with weight loss and… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2019

Students compete in VFW’s Voice of Democracy

VFW Post Commander John Walker, Rory Gilmartin, Carlee Rizzo, Jackson Klein, Coy Babcock and VFW Auxiliary President Dave Carey On Tuesday evening Jan. 8, the… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2019

Unhinged Alaska: You think this is cold?

I have received several emails text-mumbling about the sheets of cold air blanketing the area lately. Why, I’m not quite sure. They must be coming… Continue reading

Now Playing: Solid writing and offscreen terror bring depth to ‘Bird Box’

Does anyone remember “The Happening” from way back in 2008? No? Well, you should. “The Happening” should be forever commemorated as what happens when M.… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: The wisdom of reading the Bible

Who among us readers hasn’t been caught using a word we didn’t know the meaning of? We might use a word that sounds right but… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About Birthday Presents

Happy Birthday to Grandson Arleigh Bacarella. Born Jan. 6, 1986. We cannot believe it was 33 years ago that he was born in Soldotna, after… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Bookworm Sez: ‘An Unexplained Death’ — An unsettling, not-to-be-missed read

Missing…. That single word belies the deep panic and fear behind the reason for the poster it’s on. Someone’s gone, not where he should be,… Continue reading

Aluminum cans (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Recycling Bin: Sorting is the key

The key to recycling is sorting: Separating recyclables and putting in an assigned bin. Let’s refresh. Aluminum Cans: Empty food and beverage cans; NO other… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2019
Aluminum cans (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Monthly Musings: January, the month of earth and air

January is considered the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This move is all about sowing seeds — such as ideas, goals… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: And so it begins

Whew! It’s January 6: Twelfth Night; the traditional and official end of the Christmas season for most of us. Our Russian Orthodox neighbors will celebrate… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019

Netflix brings cinema to streaming with dark, blood-soaked ‘The Night Comes for Us’

It’s true that there are a slew of movies new in theaters that are probably worth watching, but I am in that rare occasion of… Continue reading

Reading, writing and drinking — ‘A Sidecar Named Desire’ offers the perfect trio

The holiday season started with a cup of cheer. Then there was a sip of wassail, some mistletoe and wine, and rummy-tum-tum along the way.… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About today and 5 years ago

The following article was written five years ago!! It is nice to read what has happened and the improvements that were made to make our… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
The author is seen here, skiing on Christmas Day. She took a selfie to send to her mother, proving that she wasn’t sad to spend the holidays far from family. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in blue: O Holy Night!

Each year at Christmas Eve dinner, my grandmother sings an operatic rendition of ‘O Holy Night.’ Her wavering crescendo has been the soundtrack to every… Continue reading

The author is seen here, skiing on Christmas Day. She took a selfie to send to her mother, proving that she wasn’t sad to spend the holidays far from family. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Bookworm Sez: ‘(Don’t) Call Me Crazy’ offers a chorus of writers on surviving mental illness

Ouch, you twisted your shoulder and it hurts. That’ll last awhile, but you’ll be okay. Might need a sling, maybe, but it won’t cramp your… Continue reading

Now Playing: ‘Aquaman’ a sea adventure that heads DC in the right direction

Growing up, I was never a DC guy. I, of course, liked Superman and Batman because, well, because I’m an American and I think it’s… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About being curious and reminiscing

I came here in July 1967. Fifty years ago! I have a curiosity that always runs through my head. One is how I watched Kenai… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Recycling bin: Recycle your old electronics

Many electronic devices — laptops, cellphones, tablets, and TVs — are a big part part of gift giving. Some replacing older, non-working devices. Please recycle… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2018