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Tactical shopper performs surgical strikes December Issue 3 2011

Tactical shopper performs surgical strikes

To balance last week’s column on Black Friday “shopper-hunters,” we continue this week with a primer on how to strategize and implement tactical Christmas shopping...

Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre September Issue 1 2011

Phobias are real, diverse and bizarre

According to the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), phobia is a strong, persistent, and irrational fear...

Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas September Issue 1 2011

Ruminations of an Alaskan in Texas

Although I tout myself as a lifelong Alaskan, I spent five years in Texas from 2002-2007 so that I could take advantage of a career opportunity in the energy industry.

Do you remember the old Bird House? September Issue 1 2011

Do you remember the old Bird House?

There are some pieces of Alaska’s history that refuse to succumb to the ravages of time.

Patience is one of our most useful virtues September Issue 1 2011

Patience is one of our most useful virtues

With school just starting, I believe the subject of patience is quite timely. I feel eminently qualified to talk about patience, in that I spent mostof my life totally devoid of this human attribute. Sometimes I think that if I hada modicum of patience as a younger person, I could have done wondrous things. I might have learned how to swim, read music, overcome my mental block on algebra and chemistry, trained a dog to do something impressive, learned how to play golf and perhaps acquired enough skill to draw something more sophisticated than stick figures.

We’re so sorry, don’t hike Albert September Issue 1 2011

We’re so sorry, don’t hike Albert

Out of bear necessity, the Eagle River Nature Center’s Albert Loop Trail has once again been closed for the duration of the fall.

Mountain quest August Issue 1 2011

Mountain quest

The shale slide leading up to the mountain’s ridge was easy to climb, and grass for most of this stretch provided relatively good footing.

Remembering way back when ...Part 1 July Issue 1 2011

Remembering way back when ...Part 1

In this first of two parts, Frank E. Baker recalls the many dramatic changes he's witnessed in Alaska during his residency, which began in 1946.

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