Alaska

Roman Baths, Political Rhetoric, and Richard Simmons

It has been a while since I sweated the oldies in my best Richard Simmons impersonation. Hold on a second! First I wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of leg warmers and second when I work out I have my iPod cranked to White Zombie, Godsmack, Metallica or some obscure punk band from the 80’s. Just recently I joined …

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Win, Lose of Draw: Survival is the name of the game Pt. 2

Well, now you have done it. You have wandered out into the wild and got yourself in a pickle. You soon realize you might be here a while and you forgot to charge your iPhone to call your mom for a ride. That’s okay. Never fear. With a little luck. A little ingenuity and something stored WAY back in that …

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The power and prestige of a fast food manager

Don’t get me wrong, I have no qualms about how a guy (or gal) earns a buck on the daily grind, but I have always wondered what a person thinks of when his chosen career path is the life of a fast food manager. I doubt too many six year old kids tell their first grade class on career day …

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Sirius Radio, Tundra Telegraph and Corporate Drones in Alaska

In my Toyota Tundra I have the radio of all radios. It has options for HD Radio, CDs, a Navigation and hands-free Bluetooth setup, an iPod link, plays videos (not when driving), FM and AM and also Sirius Satellite Radio. I have been a Sirius subscriber for more than four years. It was one of those Christmas gifts that I …

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Win, lose or draw: Survival is the name of the game Pt. 1

So you are out in the middle of nowhere. That could be anywhere from the wilds of Alaska to the concrete jungle of any ‘big’ city. You forgot to set your DVR to record EVERY episode of Surviorman and Man vs. Wild and you are thinking that your skills from Webelos Scouts in 1982 will save you in a pinch. …

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Fortos Fort Pt. 1

I love it when a plan starts to come together. Now that the mushing season is winding down up here in Willow it is time to get back to work on Forto’s Fort. Today I had the carpet installed in the office area. It was a  project that was on the top of the list. The previous owners had put down …

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