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Rediscovering his back yard: A Mount Marathon convert

June 16, 2015
Rediscovering his back yard: A Mount Marathon convert

There must be something about Mount Marathon that inspires bet-making. Just as the race itself was born out of a bar-room bet, so too was longtime Mount Marathon race volunteer…

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Man vs. nature: Clearing the chaos

June 5, 2015
Man vs. nature: Clearing the chaos

Before moving to Alaska, my husband and I lived in a high-rise, where he successfully avoided any semblance of yard work. My, how times have changed. Give the guy a…

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Mayor’s Marathon, and more

June 4, 2015
Mayor’s Marathon, and more

The Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon is synonymous to solstice in Alaska. It’s a race whose history dates back more than 40 years as a way to celebrate the endless daylight…

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Praise be, sweet salmon

June 3, 2015
Praise be, sweet salmon

In the beginning, God created Alaska salmon, and He found them to be good and without flaw in the primordial sea. He then created the fisherman, and that’s where His…

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Time to Shackleton: Ice breaking by kayak to pass the time

May 24, 2015
Time to Shackleton: Ice breaking by kayak to pass the time

One of my favorite winter vistas is that of the shifting ice floes on Cook Inlet, viewed through the windows of Simon and Seafort’s restaurant in downtown Anchorage. By force…

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