Archive of: Mountain Echoes

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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.”

Winter is only three months long November Issue 1 2011

Winter is only three months long

This piece has appeared in the Star before, but I think it merits an encore in that it’s relevant to our physical and mental health.

Spare me from the dentist’s chair October Issue 4 2011

Spare me from the dentist’s chair

In the movies when the bad-guy torturer gets out the dentist drill to extract information from his captive, I have to look away.

Savoring autumn before the whiteness comes October Issue 3 2011

Savoring autumn before the whiteness comes

The air was crisp and cold as I biked along the Eklutna Lakeside trail, savoring the very last moments of autumn.

We have soaring music to match our majestic mountains October Issue 1 2011

We have soaring music to match our majestic mountains

On September 23, I was hiking with a friend from the season of autumn to winter in the mountains above Eklutna Lake

Geneticists believe humans slowly changing September Issue 1 2011

Geneticists believe humans slowly changing

I was listening to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio...

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.