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Enter Sandman: Silky Soul

Last night’s music experience at the Fort was channel 843: Silky Soul. Okay, okay, I am a total METRO! I turned it from Full Metal Jacket hard core rock to something that’s–let’s just say a little silky… We are trying to sleep for goodness sake! Save the head bangin’ for the weekend. I’ll be 41 next Friday. You don’t want …

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Enter Sandman: Honky Tonk Tavern

Last night’s music experience at the Fort was channel 811: Honky Tonk Tavern. It’s hard to believe that both Michele and I actually enjoyed this. It started off with a gospel tune from the great Johnny Cash and ended somewhere with a rocking, twangy tune by Dwight Yoakam. He was excellent in Slingblade as Dale but did you know that …

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Enter Sandman: Malt Shop Oldies

Last night’s music experience here at the Fort was channel 802: Malt Shop Favorites. This was the music I most remember growing up and taking road trip vacations in the Family Truckster. I have such fond memories of those summers with my step-dad, Mike singing North to Alaska by Johnny Horton. This song even played tonight and it immediately brought …

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Enter Sandman: Coffeehouse Rock

It was day two of our music experience at the Fort. Last night it was Michele’s pick for our music perusal. She chose Channel 848 Coffeehouse Rock I know exactly what you are thinking: Girl Music. You are right! I entered the room to John Meyer and fell asleep at some point during Lady GaGa. I could hardly believe my …

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Enter Sandman: Bluegrass

We started something new at the Fort last night. Before we lay our heads down to sleep, Michele and I are going to pick a new channel on DIRECTV to listen to before we fall into slumber. There is such a wide variety to choose from and I think it will be cool to wind down to some genres that …

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Bells Palsy at the Fort

We had a scary incident last night at the Fort. One that caused us to drive all the way to the emergency room on some of the iciest roads that we have seen this winter. Our son, Tyler (17) had been sick for the past week and a half with a really nasty bout of the flu. He was bed …

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Snow…

Yes it is true, we have had a snowy winter in Willow, Alaska. Not quite as much as the folks in Valdez and Cordova to the southeast of us on Prince William Sound. But we have had our fair share for sure. Today, Tyler and I ventured out on the snow machine in -22 degrees to make sure the trails …

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Icicles have been known to kill people!

Today was a holiday. At least for people that have “real jobs”. Here in Alaska we worked around the Fort. We stacked a cord of wood. We checked the propane tank in waist deep snow and even fixed a clogged vacuum.   In the middle of it all Michele managed to dang near slice off her thumb with a kitchen …

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Snow at the Fort

If one thing can describe this winter in Willow, Alaska it would have to be snow! Even some of the old sourdoughs here in the Great White North say that this is unusual. I love it of course but I don’t know about my back…

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