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31 Nights of Horror. Night 10: The Fields

There are movies that you watch that are just so terrible that you just want it to end. I remember when I was very young my dad took me to see the movie, The Deep at the theater. It was so bad that my dad was pacing the aisles before it was halfway over. The Fields (2011) was one such …

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The greenhouse project at the Fort

We are building an 8×8 greenhouse at our home in Alaska with the help of our friend, Lev. In the coming weeks it will be framed up and finished with a gravel floor and plastic panels. This is a project that was two years in the planning stages

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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: Who did you play with as a child?

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child? I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my dad was in the “sales” …

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Scary Movie Bracket: The Shinning vs. The Thing

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 2: The Shining vs. The Thing vs.         The Shinning A man, his …

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Following in the footsteps of Greatness. Conway Seavey wins the Jr. Iditarod

When the sport of dog sledding is mentioned, one name often comes up in the conversation and that is Seavey. The Seavey family has been involved with the sport and the Iditarod for more than four decades. Two are Iditarod champions, Dan and Mitch, one is very close, Dallas and the youngest is a sure-fire favorite to mush under the …

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2012 Junior Iditarod Musher Start Order

2012 JR. IDITAROD MUSHER START ORDER Jr. Iditarod will be taking place this Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM AK Time leaving from Knik Lake, Mile 13, Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla and ending on Sunday, February 26th at Willow Lake, Willow Community Center, Willow 2012 Jr. Iditarod Musher Listing – Bib number order Bib # Last Name First Name City State …

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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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Too Cold for Al’s in Alaska

Its been a cold winter in Alaska. I may still be a cheechako because to me -30 out in the dog yard is might cold on the ole’ fingers. In Anchorage they are saying that it has been the coldest January on record. So cold that they are not letting the kids out to play at school recess. That’s right …

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