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In some ways, the isolation of the pandemic has proved even more harsh for me. I’ve spent the majority of it — actually, this week… Continue reading
‘Stand and stare’ a good motto for becoming a power camper.
They say that grief washes over you in waves, but I just jumped in.
By the second week of March, I had pretty much forgotten about the dry cabin I’d booked for the next weekend. I’d made reservations from… Continue reading
Five days and nearly 2,500 miles: That’s how long I traveled to get to Alaska. I grew up in rural Idaho, 5,000 feet up in… Continue reading
From boots to parkas, there’s lots to figure out about surviving in the Last Frontier
“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes.” If that figure immediately transports you to the famous number from the musical “Rent,” you’ve caught my drift.… Continue reading
A March 3 lead paragraph in a news story in The New York Times asked, “When can I throw away my mask?” For me, the… Continue reading
Reporters spend a lot of time talking to people: people they don’t know, people they do know, people who really don’t want to talk to… Continue reading
From Ginny to Fletcher and all the dogs in between, furry companions provide friendship, healing.
When I first saw my turn in the rotating schedule for writing this column would fall on New Year’s Eve, my mind jumped to a… Continue reading
The only place life makes sense anymore is the outdoors. How do we balance the needs of students and parents with the safety of school… Continue reading
An ode to Kenai Spur Highway
I’ve been thinking a lot about the 1986 film “The Money Pit” lately. If you’re around my age, I’ve probably lost you already. But if… Continue reading
Volunteers in annual Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies program clean up, monitor beaches
Exploring wilderness around the state
The plastic paradox and rockwork on Skyline Trail
Beauty overwhelms on initial drive
Hail to the king