Poet’s Corner: Fishin’

Fishin’By Billy Lindow, circa 1974, then age 15 or 16The fish were there and we sought ‘emWe searched, we drifted, we caught ‘emFrom the Forelands… Continue reading

What’s Happening

First Thursday ■ A First Thursday opening of a show of illustrations and drawings by Will Harper will take place today from 6-8 p.m. at… Continue reading

Homer woman goes ‘Alone’ into the wilderness

With the airing of the second season of the History Channel’s survival show “Alone” on April 21, Mary Kate Green joins the cast of Homerites… Continue reading

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey appear in a scene from the film, "Sisters." (K. C. Bailey/Universal Pictures via AP)

Reeling it in: Hard to play along with ‘Sisters’

“Sisters”Universal Pictures1 hour, 58 minutesThis week I was discussing with some friends about why it is that sometimes the movie theater doesn’t get the movie… Continue reading

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey appear in a scene from the film, "Sisters." (K. C. Bailey/Universal Pictures via AP)
The Bookworm Sez: A lighthearted look at political scandals

The Bookworm Sez: A lighthearted look at political scandals

Who will you vote for, come November?No doubt, you probably know who you’re not voting for, but at least one candidate on your party’s ticket… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: A lighthearted look at political scandals

Poet’s Corner: My Protocol

My ProtocolBy Bill Lowe, Sterling Each year in May,our military we observe.Thank you for giving;your willingness to serve.The rewards you receiveare far less than you… Continue reading

In this image released by Drafthouse Films, Michiel Huisman, left, and Tammy Blanchard appear in a scene from the psychological thriller, "The Invitation." (Drafthouse Films via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘The Invitation’ a challenge to accept

“The Invitation” Drafthouse Films 1 hour, 40 minutes   This week, my options at the movie theater were to see the “Snow White” prequel that… Continue reading

In this image released by Drafthouse Films, Michiel Huisman, left, and Tammy Blanchard appear in a scene from the psychological thriller, "The Invitation." (Drafthouse Films via AP)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Juried Student Show is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue,… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Bryan Olds of Kenai prepares his pottery mugs to be fired in the kiln at the Fine Arts Building in Kenai on Friday, April 15, 2016. The pottery studio, the only cooperative one in the state, has been operating for about 42 years.

Kenai’s pottery studio provides way into art for anyone

A teacup may be impressed with the memory of a fingertip; a bowl can bear witness to the size of its maker’s hands. Amid the… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Bryan Olds of Kenai prepares his pottery mugs to be fired in the kiln at the Fine Arts Building in Kenai on Friday, April 15, 2016. The pottery studio, the only cooperative one in the state, has been operating for about 42 years.

Poet’s Corner: Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for RealBy Denise Johns, SterlingHeaven is for real!It can’t wait! YouMust proclaim Jesus asThe Savior!Heaven is for real!People believe otherThings.Heaven is for real!… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Pale Blue Dot: Music, Poetry and Art Celebrating Our Place in the Universe takes place Friday at 7 p.m. in the Renee… Continue reading

In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)

Reeling it in: You haven’t seen this ‘Jungle Book’ before

“The Jungle Book” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 1 hour, 45 minutes   I must admit that I’ve never been a big “Jungle Book” fan.… Continue reading

In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP)
The blackbirds flock together

The blackbirds flock together

You and your girls are birds of a feather.You flock together, preen together, share your nest when needed and, while you happily sing one another’s… Continue reading

The blackbirds flock together
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Holly West, a senior at Kenai Peninsula College, works on her project at the college's 3D design studio on Friday, April 15, 2016. West said her project, building the Bay Bridge from popsicle sticks, is part of a project conveying the connection her uncle had traveling back and forth from China for work.

KPC sculpture studio offers something new

When sculptor Cam Choy became an art professor at Kenai Peninsula College in 2013, he had little opportunity to teach his preferred art form. Choy… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Holly West, a senior at Kenai Peninsula College, works on her project at the college's 3D design studio on Friday, April 15, 2016. West said her project, building the Bay Bridge from popsicle sticks, is part of a project conveying the connection her uncle had traveling back and forth from China for work.

Poet’s Corner: A Romantic Love

A Romantic LoveBy Brett Van Sickle, KenaiSometimes I think I’m dreaming, thinking about me and you.I know how are lives have been, just wanting a… Continue reading

This image released by Universal Studios shows Melissa McCarthy, background left, and Kristen Bell in a scene from, "The Boss." (Hopper Stone/Universal Studios via AP)

Reeling it in: Paying the cost for seeing ‘The Boss’

“The Boss” Universal Pictures 1 hour, 39 minutes   Melissa McCarthy is a brilliant comedienne, but is rapidly proving herself to be one of those… Continue reading

This image released by Universal Studios shows Melissa McCarthy, background left, and Kristen Bell in a scene from, "The Boss." (Hopper Stone/Universal Studios via AP)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Juried Student Show is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue,… Continue reading

Junk

Junk

You know exactly where you put your glasses.Well, kind of. You remember that you put them down in the kitchen, but then you piled mail,… Continue reading

Junk

Golden Years

Golden YearsDolores RusinYou must be kidding!Who came up with that?It must have been someoneWho thought we just sat!We’re wrinkled and shortenedBut we forget thatWe only… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jack Dean said when blowing into a glass piece it is essential to hold the surface directly in the flame, otherwise the formation may explode sending hundreds of tiny glass shards into the air Monday, April 11, 2016, in Kenai, Alaska.

Behind the torch: amateur glassblower hones craft from garage

Kenai resident Jack Dean has an admittedly modest setup, from which he can turn out 10 simple pipes in only one hour. That is, after… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Jack Dean said when blowing into a glass piece it is essential to hold the surface directly in the flame, otherwise the formation may explode sending hundreds of tiny glass shards into the air Monday, April 11, 2016, in Kenai, Alaska.