Archive of: Mountain Echoes

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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.

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.