Alaska

NaBloPoMo: Earliest Memory

I am participating in NaBloPoMo this month sponsored by the site, BlogHer.com. Today’s prompt is what is your earliest memory? I have two of them actually and they both are about my dad. It was 1977 or so and we were living in Huntington, West Virginia. I was about to enter school and my mom and dad were arguing all …

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Recipe Rants: Sticky Toffee Pudding

I know, I know, you are asking why is this crazy guy putting recipes on his blog AFTER Christmas when traditionally people cook and bake BEFORE the big holiday. Well, all I can say is you will see in the coming days the method to my madness. Today’s treat is from another Denver, CO restaurant that Michele and I absolutely …

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You Got a Christmas Puppy, Now What?

You got a Christmas puppy. Now what? Training your dog for the Holidays The packages tied with ribbon and bows, the tinsel and stockings, and the roast beast are all but a faint memory.  The sweet little bundle of joy that was nestled beneath the tree Christmas morning is by now a barking menacing terror! What to do?  Surely we cannot …

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BREAKING NEWS: Santa Report

LIVE from the North Pole: This is just in from Santa, a travel report from this year’s Christmas. “It’s not physics; it’s magic” says Santa Claus. 31 –hours available for Santa to make Christmas Eve deliveries across the Earth’s 24 time zones. If he takes advantage of the Earth’s rotation. 75 million–Approximate miles Santa traveled. 650 miles per second– Approximate …

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Recipe Rants: Pumpkins stuffed with everything good

Winter training with our teams of sled dogs is in full swing. We have about a foot and a half of fresh snow on the ground and the trails around Fortos’ Fort in Willow, Alaska are set. Weekends mean three things here at the Fort; dog sledding, Sunday dinners and football. This evening we cooked up a nice pork roast …

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The home of Dog Works Radio in Alaska

The home of Dog Works Radio in Alaska. The studio is a work in progress but it’s up and running! Dog Works Radio is hosted by my wife, Michele and I and is presented by Denver Dog Works and Twine Group Radio. This weekly Internet radio program covers dog training, tips and tricks. book and video reviews, best selling authors and filmmakers, and topics …

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NaBloPoMo: Music. 30,000 feet and life to go

I wrote this post in May but I thought it would be appropriate to re-post to NaBloPoMo. Today’s prompt is: Music. It’s 3 am and I’m at 30,000 feet on my way to Minnesota to meet with an editor friend of mine about a book project for a memoir that I am working on. My wife is driving a 1000 miles from …

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Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life. Think about it–it’s the world perfect food. It has your meats, your grains, your dairy and even your veggies to make mom proud! In fact, if I was stranded on a deserted island, I would grow a beard, name a volleyball, Wilson and eat Moose’s Toothpizza every day. I …

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NaBloPoMo: Last meal. What would it be?

If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be? I have said before and I will say again that if I was stranded on a deserted island and all I had with me was a friend named “Wilson”, my thoughts, and one food it would have to be pizza. …

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A Visit with Team Ineka

I was interviewed yesterday for a blog about my dogs and Team Ineka. I am so thankful for the opportunity. Check it out! Oh Dog!  I am SO excited!  Today I’m talking with Robert Forto of Dog Works Training Centers about his sled dog teams. Why am I so excited?  Well, as you know, I am a Malamute, and Malamutes …

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