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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

River Rafting at UAA

Late in the summer or at the beginning of the fall semester I took a river rafting course as part of my outdoor leadership program at UAA. The goal of the class is to teach students the fundamentals of river rafting in a fun and safety conscious environment. All of the outdoor classes at UAA are designed the same way. …

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Rolex Explorer II

After looking at Rolex watches for years I finally walked into the Ben Bridge store in Anchorage, the only authorized dealer for Rolex in Alaska last weekend. At this point I had never held one of these watches in my hand and really didn’t know what to expect including the price. I had read a lot of forums online that …

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Friends Wanted…

Cue the cheesy music from that show in the 90s about a group of five, guys and gals, from the trendy Village in New York sipping coffee and hanging out in their Yippie million dollar apartment. You know the show. Now think about it. How does a middle age guy that lives in the middle of nowhere Alaska make new …

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Rumors, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid

It was the afternoon of October 17, 2006 and I walked into the American School of Dog Training in Aurora, Colorado. I was looking for work as a dog trainer. The owner, Bob, said: “I don’t care about qualifications, just go in the back and pick out a dog. Bring it out here and show me what you got.” I …

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The Sibe Vibe presents Robert Forto

On this episode of “The Sibe Vibe,” I’m chatting with my multi-talented producer and co-host, Robert Forto, lead musher for Team Ineka, who just completed leading his very first Winter Expedition that was his Dreamchaser Leadership internship for his outdoor leadership degree through the University of Alaska Anchorage. We will be talking about the exciting six night journey, which was …

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Rock n Roller 17: On the Road Again!

It is early May in 2017 and we are about to kick off the third annual rock n roller coaster tour of America! The tour will start on May 12th with me heading to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California. I will be down in Cali for a swift water rescue class for school and wanted to start the summer …

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Rock n Roller 16: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village

We would visit one last theme park on our Rock n Roller 16 coaster tour of America. It would be Wild Waves and Enchanted Village just outside of Seattle. It is the only theme park in the Pacific Northwest and one that we had to visit for sure. Both Michele and I are members of the America Coasters Enthusiasts club. …

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Rock n Roller 16: You’re in the Jungle, Baby!

I met up with Michele in Seattle on Friday morning for the last leg of our epic rock n roller 16 coaster tour of America. We would have one more weekend together before we head home to the bee business, dog training and our next semester at school at UAA. This leg of the tour will include the ‘Rock” portion …

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