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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: An Education in Alaskan Mushing

  On Tuesday afternoon after my now-famous washer incident I headed to Wasilla to work on my new book about harnessing the power within and grab a quick lunch at Krazy Moose Subs. As a wise editor once told me 1000 words a day keeps an editor at bay! I had just sat down to write and enjoy the most …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Rock this Place to the Ground

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Rock this Place to the Ground Yesterday I was in a big hurry to get outta here and head to Palmer and in my error I over-packed the very antique top-load washer that the previous owners left here at the house (I cleaned it don’t worry). Little did I know it could not handle …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Jambi

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Jambi The other day I wrote about the magnificent view from our living room window of the tallest peak in North America. The article was titled Den’ina. But this afternoon I was thinking one of my favorite songs by the Progressive-Industrial band, TOOL. It is called Jambi. One of the lines in the song …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Beef and Beer Stew

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Beef and Beer Stew It was a cool Sunday morning and I thought I would have the day to do some painting and other small projects. I could not put any more into the dumpster this week as we had filled it with a moldy couch and love seat and a couple really nasty …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Den’ina–The Great One

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Den’ina– The Great One A lot can be said about the neighborhood you live in. Many times the area that surrounds a home will determine if you purchase it or not when you are house-hunting. I just recently moved from a home in Aurora, Colorado (a Denver suburb of about 300 thousand people). The …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Raegan

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Raegan You know the saying, a picture says a thousand words, right? Well this picture says it all. It is a picture of our new pup, Raegan, named after the young girl in one of my favorite movies: The Exorcist, not after the former President. We deliberately changed the spelling of her name not …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: 18 and Life to Go

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Eighteen and Life to Go There is a heavy metal ballad called 18 and Life to Go by the 80’s Hair Band, Skid Row. The song is about a young man coming to age but gets involved on the wrong side of the tracks and goes to jail. Well, my son Kyle learned a …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Hey was that Theresa Russell?

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Hey was that Theresea Russell? If you are old enough or corny enough to remember the 1987 movie staring Dennis Hopper, Theresa Russell and Debra Winger, called Black Widow, or at least know the story about the famous spider: “she mates and she kills,” you would understand what I went through over the past …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Dont Fear the Repo Man

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Dont Fear the Repo Man Well I guess the people that rented the place before I bought it were not only bad housekeepers but bad bookkeepers as well. Last night at about 9:30 pm a tow truck driver pulled into the driveway and had his flashlight on (in the daylight) and walked up to …

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