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Bookworm Sez: ‘This Chair Rocks’ encourages ‘olders’ to embrace their years

There are lots of myths about aging, and that the truth is better than we think.

  • Mar 20, 2019
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Ben Affleck stars in Netflix-released action thriller “Triple Frontier” released in March 2019. (Netflix)

‘Triple Frontier’ — a solid action flick worthy of the big screen

A solid, R-rated actioner that would have been a box-office success

Ben Affleck stars in Netflix-released action thriller “Triple Frontier” released in March 2019. (Netflix)
In this undated photo, Anna Pidgorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)

Visiting artist interprets place through sound

Bunnell Street Art Center’s latest Artist in Residence, Anna Pidgorna, presents a diverse array of interests and accomplishments as a composer, a musician, vocalist, and… Continue reading

In this undated photo, Anna Pidgorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)

Pioneer Potluck: St. Pat’s Day at 30 below, a long time ago

Pineapple cheesecake, jalapeno cornbread, cabbage and sausage, halibut with mushroom sauce

  • Mar 19, 2019

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Perspective on an Alaskan winter

The inches accumulated a little at a time are easily removed.

  • Mar 16, 2019

Minister’s Message: Childlikeness vs. Childishness

In childhood we must possess a quality that we can lose as we age

  • Mar 15, 2019
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Larson holds her own in a fun, action-packed ‘Captain Marvel’

It’s very typical Marvel 4-quadrant entertainment — designed to be unchallenging and escapist

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Pioneer Potluck: My trip with Bernie to Denver and about being Irish

This week’s recipes include pineapple pie, sausage gravy and potato dumplings

Not just another Harry Potter knockoff

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ brings a fresh take on a familiar narrative

  • Feb 27, 2019
Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About the cure for the cough and cold

This week’s recipes include Grannie Annie’s chili, Hot German potato salad and Chinese chicken salad

  • Feb 26, 2019
Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Minister’s Message: Faith is more than a leap

Climbing up a bedroom structure almost three times his height, my three-and-half-year-old son donned in his Superman pajamas quietly and quickly ascended to the top.… Continue reading

Now Playing: ‘Green Book’ tells a moving story about looking past bias

This week brings one of those highly acclaimed Oscar films that somehow missed us here on the peninsula when it was originally released back in… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Dropping the connection

This week’s recipes: sauerkraut casserole, lemon ginger salmon, banana split dessert

Minister’s Message: The greatest love of all

I like Valentine’s Day. All the bright hearts, sweets, poems of love and affection, flowers, cards, etc., are fun to give and receive. Florists are… Continue reading

Steps are incorporated into the rock garden at the Flip and Marguerite Felton home. It was one of five gardens featured in the 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Steps are incorporated into the rock garden at the Flip and Marguerite Felton home. It was one of five gardens featured in the 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ — a thrilling tale of love, war and spies

The frame was beautiful. The picture inside it was of a stranger. Who would give away that lovely piece of workmanship with a loved one’s… Continue reading

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Now Playing: ‘Plastic toys meet ‘Mad Max’ in the latest ‘Lego’ sequel

I should just say up front that I thought “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was great, and I don’t know why I’m surprised.… Continue reading

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Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm

This week’s recipes: Moist applesauce-lemon muffins, pecan puffs and German-style mac-n-cheese

New England Patriots Deatrich Wise Jr. #91 in action against the Los Angeles Rams during NFL Super Bowl 53, Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Unhinged Alaska: The big bowl that wasn’t

By halftime they were ready to switch to the highlights of the earlier Puppy Bowl.

New England Patriots Deatrich Wise Jr. #91 in action against the Los Angeles Rams during NFL Super Bowl 53, Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Minister’s Message: Don’t forget your main gig — loving others is loving God

Last year Harvard Business Review published an article, “Thriving in the Gig Economy.” They noted that around 150 million people in North America and Western… Continue reading