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Minister’s Message: Spread love in these challenging times

I don’t know about you all, but the world feels pretty rough these days

Meredith Harber (courtesy)
A copy of “Firefighting: the Financial Crisis and Its Lessons” rests against a typewriter on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: An economy on fire

“Firefighting: The Financial Crisis and Its Lessons” gives a retrospective on the 2008 financial crisis

A copy of “Firefighting: the Financial Crisis and Its Lessons” rests against a typewriter on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Prints are featured in the “Open Watercolor” show at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday.

Playing with paint

Art center’s new exhibit displays the versatility of watercolors

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Prints are featured in the “Open Watercolor” show at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday.
Photos by Sean McDermott 
Artist Amber Webb starts works on a new drawing at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Her work will be on display at the gallery through the month of May.

Where the waters mixed

Artist uses art to explore the blurred boundaries between sorrow and celebration, hardship and healing

Photos by Sean McDermott 
Artist Amber Webb starts works on a new drawing at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Her work will be on display at the gallery through the month of May.
Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Marking 1 year with a festive feast

Kalbi marinade makes ribs that taste like a party

Kalbi ribs can be served with an assortment of side dishes, including white rice, kimchi, roasted garlic cloves, broccoli salad, dumplings and soup. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On Oct. 3, 1945, the Spokane Chronicle published this A.P. photo of Miriam Mathers and her goats as she prepared to board a Seattle steamship bound for Seward.

Tragedy and triumph of the Goat Woman — Part 4

Mathers had only three cents in her purse when she arrived in Kenai

On Oct. 3, 1945, the Spokane Chronicle published this A.P. photo of Miriam Mathers and her goats as she prepared to board a Seattle steamship bound for Seward.
Will Morrow (courtesy)

Moving on

I suggested to my wife that we could replace the old kids’ car with something “fun”

Will Morrow (courtesy)
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Minister’s Message: It’s all about love

Love is a daily, moment-by-moment action that we choose to be a part of or not.

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Writer Toni Jensen is part of the visiting faculty teaching at the 25th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. (Photo provided)

It’s back: Writers’ Conference returns

20th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference returns in new location in downtown Homer.

Writer Toni Jensen is part of the visiting faculty teaching at the 25th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. (Photo provided)
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This photo shows “Old Woman With Berries in Her Lap,” a poetry collection by Wrangell writer and poet Vivian Faith Prescott. She recently released two books, the second being “My Father’s Smokehouse,” a combination of recipes and stories.

Southeast author releases ‘foodoir’ and book of poetry

The prolific author and poet has been working for years on the two books

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This photo shows “Old Woman With Berries in Her Lap,” a poetry collection by Wrangell writer and poet Vivian Faith Prescott. She recently released two books, the second being “My Father’s Smokehouse,” a combination of recipes and stories.
Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: The zen of Mochi

This delicate Japanese sweet takes patience to master

Strawberries and red bean paste fill these delicate mochi desserts. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
The Associated Press caught up to Miriam Mathers in 1943 and took this photo when she was trying to move overland to Alaska with her goats and other animals.

Tragedy and triumph of the Goat Woman — Part 3

Her quest for Alaska had begun, but another date with tragedy lay just around the corner

The Associated Press caught up to Miriam Mathers in 1943 and took this photo when she was trying to move overland to Alaska with her goats and other animals.
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: The quiet serenity of spring. Not even.

It’s tough to teach a teenage female pup that everything that goes on around her is not all about her

Nick Varney
Nathan Hall (left) and Jesse Egner (right) play a duet Hall composed that was inspired by dried stalks of cow parsnips at Bunnell Streer Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)

Screenwriting, cyanotypes and a sonic portrait

A trio of artists visit Bunnell Street Arts Center in April as Artists in residence

Nathan Hall (left) and Jesse Egner (right) play a duet Hall composed that was inspired by dried stalks of cow parsnips at Bunnell Streer Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)
“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold was originally published by Oxford University Press in 1949. (Image via Amazon.com)

Revisiting ‘A Sand County Almanac’ as Earth Day approaches

Leopold shows that conservation is active and an awesome responsibility

“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold was originally published by Oxford University Press in 1949. (Image via Amazon.com)
From left: Zodiac Trio members Kliment Krylovskiy, Vanessa Mollard and Riko Higuma (Courtesy image)

Soldotna to host musical trio

The three-member group features the sounds of the clarinet, violin and piano

From left: Zodiac Trio members Kliment Krylovskiy, Vanessa Mollard and Riko Higuma (Courtesy image)
Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Creamy pasta that holds the cream

This butternut squash sauce will make you forget it’s low fat and plant based

Creamy butternut squash pasta that skips the dairy is served with salmon and greens. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: It’s in the news

There really is more going on in the world than the action in Ukraine

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
In about 1904, the full family of Arthur and Ellen Davidson (front row) posed for this family portrait. Miriam Davidson, the third born, is in the dark blouse on the right end of the back row; she is standing next to her older siblings, Cora and William. (Photo courtesy of the David Family Collection)
In about 1904, the full family of Arthur and Ellen Davidson (front row) posed for this family portrait. Miriam Davidson, the third born, is in the dark blouse on the right end of the back row; she is standing next to her older siblings, Cora and William. (Photo courtesy of the David Family Collection)
Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Let’s make some bear claws

My food philosophy is to never deprive myself, but if I really want it, I must make it myself

Buttery bear claws are filled with almond paste and topped with sugar glaze. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)