Archive of: Mountain Echoes

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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.

And then there was wind… November Issue 4 2011

And then there was wind…

The recent wind storm summoned memories of my childhood in Seward...

Can air travel get any worse? November Issue 3 2011

Can air travel get any worse?

One thing I like about human beings is that we’re mostly optimists who believe things will get better. But when it comes to air travel, I don’t think so.

Never take Alaska for granted November Issue 2 2011

Never take Alaska for granted

I’m probably preaching to the choir, because when I recently asked several people where they would like to live if they could live anywhere in the world, most of them quickly responded: “Alaska.”