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Gratitude Journal: Smokehouse

This is our smoke house that my friend, Marvin ‘Pee Wee’ Rankin, my son and I built a couple years ago. Pee Wee passed away very sudden from cancer last fall. One week he was alive and well and a few weeks later he was gone. After he passed I got a little plaque and dedicated this smokehouse to my …

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Gratitude Journal: Stories on the Radio

I am so grateful for the opportunity to tell stories on the radio. This is our home studio. During the Iditarod we host Mushing Radio with my friend, Alex in California and throughout the year we interview mushers from all over the world and showcase their stories for all to hear.

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Gratitude Journal: Michele

This is my best friend, my teammate, my partner, my rock, my teacher, my wife. This is Michele. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. She calls me her knight in tarnished armor. She says she never wanted one in shining armor because she loves me for my strengths and my flaws.

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Gratitude Journal: School Tours

One of the things I am most thankful for is doing school tours with my daughter Nicole. Over the years she and I go into elementary schools and talk to the kids about chasing dreams, hard work, determination, leadership and goal setting. I think her mom and I have done the best we could with our kids to make them …

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Gratitude Journal: Friends

I owe so much gratitude to this man. He is my mentor and one of my best friends. This is Hugh Neff. Since we met in 2008 he and I have relied on one another for many things. He has given me many of our sled dog team members and I have given him so much business advice. This is …

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Gratitude Journal: Frosty

This little devil is Frosty! I am so happy to have had the option of training him this year as a lead dog for our teams. He ran in lead on Nicole’s Junior Iditarod team the whole way then he went on the Iditarod with my friend Hugh! I am so grateful to come across such amazing canine athletes.

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Gratitude Journal: Sunrises

One of my most favorite things in the world are sunrises. I am so grateful that I get to experience them in my own way. Sunrises to me are a signal for a new beginning each day. They allow me to reflect on the past and plan for the future.

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Gratitude Journal: Father and Daughter

This picture says it all. I am so grateful for the time I get to spend with my kids, my daughter, Nicole in particular. This is her at the start of this year’s Junior Iditarod and I am probably the most proud that I have ever been. This photo shows 14 years of working together on the trails, with the …

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Purple Day: Gabby

I wanted to show my support of Purple Day for Canine Epilepsy Awareness for my my good friend, The Five Sibes Mom and co-host of The Sibe Vibe radio show, Dorothy Wills-Raftery. This is Gaby wearing her purple bandana on the Junior Iditarod this year. Gabby is a six year old Alaskan Husky that runs on my daughter, Nicole’s dog …

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