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September Issue 2 2013

Time: A precious commodity

When we average current male and female expected lifespans in the U.S, 78 years is roughly how long we can expect to live. That gives us 28,470 days, which on the face of it seems quite ample.

Blueberries are in season August Issue 4 2013

Blueberries are in season

They’re round and blue, juicy and rather tart — and they’re back — our blueberries that we’ve missed for more than two years!

Change of scenery nourishes the soul December Issue 3 2012

Change of scenery nourishes the soul

People have asked me, “if for any reason you couldn’t live in Alaska, where would you go?” Without thinking, I quickly list Canada, New Zealand’s southern island, Switzerland, the southern tip of Argentina, Patagonia — in other words, places that look a lot like the 49th state.

Ruth Glacier is a magical place April Issue 4 2012

Ruth Glacier is a magical place

This week I’d like to take you on an excursion to a glacier theatre...a theatre of eternal ice...a theatre surrounded by dizzying, snow-encrusted peaks, sheer granite walls, a restless theatre of echos, rumbling avalanches; a pensive, brooding theater of silence...a theatre where time suspends itself into an endless beginning.

Alaska Flag Song stirs powerful emotions April Issue 2 2012

Alaska Flag Song stirs powerful emotions

The first two lines of the Alaska Flag Song: Bold, evocative, an invitation to listen, to explore.

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show March Issue 5 2012

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show

The evening of March 8, a Thursday, was nothing short of a celestial extravaganza. A full moon vied with the aurora borealis to create a spectacular light show across the skies, while Venus and Jupiter played tag as they crouched above the western horizon.

Snowmachine trails provide backcountry access March Issue 4 2012

Snowmachine trails provide backcountry access

I don’t get into arguments over trail use by outdoor recreationists, because I feel there is room in Alaska for everyone — snowmachiners, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, dog sledders, hikers, mountain bikers, etc.

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it March Issue 3 2012

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it

On the Hawaiian island of Kauai three weeks ago, the rain was coming down in buckets, turning small streams into raging torrents, causing mudslides and flooding that closed roads and schools.

Alaska – a place of firsts March Issue 2 2012

Alaska – a place of firsts

Alaska is such a unique place that it isn’t difficult to compile a list of firsts...

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