robertforto

Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Vintage 1971

Like a great whiskey, fine wines, and maybe prime beef, they say things get better with age? But do they? I am 41 years old today. At 9:05 pm over four decades ago I came into this world to two parents full of hope and optimism of great things to come. I was their first child born shortly after the …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Scanners vs. Alien

  Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Scanners vs. Alien vs.          Scanners Darryl Revok is the …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing’s Golden Girls

In a race that is usually filled with grizzled veterans, middle age men, frost-bitten faces and scraggly beards it is refreshing to see women compete in the race as well. Women in this sport have always been a power-house with several well-known females winning the race or coming close. Names like fan favorite 4-time champ Susan Butcher–who can be credited …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing Radio premiere episode

Last night we aired the premiere episode of Mushing Radio from the studios of KVRF 89.5 in Palmer, Alaska. With a few hiccups it went well and I am pleased with the results. The only drawback that I have is that we did not record this episode as a podcast so that folks can listen at a later date. I …

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Iditarod 40: Parking in Willow

At yesterday’s media briefing for the Iditarod they urged us to get the word out about the potential parking problem at the Iditarod re-start in Willow. Living in Willow I know what to expect. Not only do we have tons of snow here but in this small village of just 2,500 people, parking is at a premium. The re-start takes …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Dead Alive vs. Christine

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Dead Alive vs. Christine vs.          Dead Alive In this first …

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Leap Year Cocktail

According to Gary Regan in his book The Joy of Mixology, “This cocktail was created by Harry Craddock, for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel, London, on February 29th, 1928. It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed,” reports The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). This recipe is …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Dawn of the Dead vs. Rosemarys Baby

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Dawn of the Dead vs. Rosemary’s Baby vs.          Dawn of …

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Childs Play vs. Silent Hill

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Child’s Play vs. Silent Hill vs.        Child’s Play When Charles Lee …

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Scary Movie Bracket. Rd. 1: Drag Me to Hell vs. Saw II

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: Drag Me to Hell vs. Saw II vs.  Drag Me to Hell Christine Brown …

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