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More strange experiences in the Great Outdoors February Issue 2 2012

More strange experiences in the Great Outdoors

In our weekly forays we’ve covered embarrassing moments in the Great Outdoors, bungles and blunders, low-pitched humming sounds and even unusual objects that have fallen from the sky.

Things that are a complete waste of time February Issue 1 2012

Things that are a complete waste of time

You’ve heard one of the definitions of insanity: to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. For that reason and the fact time is a precious commodity, I’ve come up with a list of thoughts and deeds that I believe are a complete waste of time.

Winter’s snow is a book… Tracks are the chapters and stories January Issue 4 2012

Winter’s snow is a book… Tracks are the chapters and stories

January ski and snowshoe trips to Eagle Lake in South Fork valley reminded me of an essay on snow and tracks by Alaska poet John Haines...

A resolution for 2012 – become more involved January Issue 2 2012

A resolution for 2012 – become more involved

Since the Mayan calendar ends in December 2012, I’m glad that I have my own calendar...

Great ideas and quotes from bygone days January Issue 1 2012

Great ideas and quotes from bygone days

Over time we have a tendency to forget some of the great ideas put forth by our Alaska luminaries and others.

My driveway, my obsession None 2011

My driveway, my obsession

Everyone has an obsession of sorts, like watching old episodes of Seinfeld on television, eating chocolate, or playing with the iPhone.

Christmas in Alaska at 30 below  December Issue 4 2011

Christmas in Alaska at 30 below

At mid-day the sun hung wearily above the southern horizon, casting an orange-red glow across the frozen, snow-covered lake.

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...

Phone-mail 2011—a telephone odyssey December Issue 1 2011

Phone-mail 2011—a telephone odyssey

I guess we have to face it.

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