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Neighbor…

This post is disturbing on many levels. One of much is the sheer disregard for a person’s right to privacy, but I have also included the language as transpired.  After 850 miles in 30 hours this weekend, all Michele and I wanted to do is come home, take a hot shower and sleep. We arrived at 10:15 and knew that …

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Dip Net Fishing the Alaska Way!

Dipnet Fishing in Kasilof, Alaska This past weekend, my son Tyler and I had the opportunity to become a “real” Alaskan. We were invited to my friend, Dave Scheer’s place in Kasilof to dip net fish for silver salmon. Dave is an old school Iditaroder, participating in the race in the 1980s and 90s and ran his teams from this …

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The land of the midnight sun

Here in Alaska we are blessed, or cursed, depending on the way you look at it. I am usually a half-full guy but when it comes to the midnight sun I can definitely say it is a curse. No, I am not a vampire but it sure does feel like it during this time of year when we have over …

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

With the first of the debris of the tsunami arriving on our shores here in Alaska and all along the west coast, we are reminded of the impact of trash and our environment. I am no tree-hugging greenpeace fanatic by any stretch of the imagination but I do know what we waste is not always forgotten. Take the great Pacfic …

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NaBloPoMo: Are there monsters under your bed?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Toady’s topic: Are there monsters under your bed? That’ s a good question. For the better part of a year I slept on a queen mattress on the floor of my bedroom in Alaska while I was renovating, or shall we say fixing up, …

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NaBloPoMo: What do you still make-believe?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you still make-believe? While I don’t play make-believe I do believe that in this world of hard realties and second-hand gossip there just has to be something to believe in. I think that the spirit of Christmas allows us to …

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NaBloPoMo: Did you have an imaginary friend?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: Did you have an imaginary friend? No I didn’t but one thing that is sure to creep anyone out is this video of the top five imaginary friends in the movies including Danny Torrance in the The Shining. Check it out: …

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Road Trippin’: Doing the Funky Chicken

One of the quirkiest communities in the eastern Interior of Alaska is the village of Chicken. Located at about mile 66 of the Taylor Highway and is comprised of downtown Chicken, the Original Chicken Gold Camp/Chicken Creek Outpost and the Goldpanner. Chicken got its name in 1902 when it was incorporated officially. Rumor has it that the residents wanted to …

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Road Trippin’: Santa’s House

Yes kids, Santa does live at the North Pole and I have been there. North Pole, Alaska is just outside of Fairbanks–not at the top of the world like you may expect. It does get cold in this winter wonderland–sometimes 60 below and Santa’s house has beautiful displays in both the summer and winter. The theme of the city is …

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