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Forgetting Disneyland

Forgetting Disneyland

"There are at least twelve things that can go horribly wrong in this section. I don't have time to describe them now so just listen to me closely: lean in, stroke hard, and don't stop until I tell...

Lost in the Peters Hills

"Where is the trail?" Thirty minutes into our Peters Hills backcountry camping adventure found the three of us at a fork in the trail, unsure of which path to take. The directions in our guide book...

Wild Country / Strange People

Our "neighbor" Ed and I talk a lot. He's a couple of days on foot from our place, but we still manage to talk often. I can always tell when he calls as I hear the static from his radio phone long...

The Klondike Loop

Is long distance bicycle touring a good idea once you are "over the hill?" Many consider age forty to be "over the hill." However, based on my personal experience, I consider over age sixty as the...

On The Edge Of The In Between

As humans, we all look for our own ways of expressing ourselves. We need to communicate our struggles and triumphs. To internalize our emotions, our thoughts, our ideas, would leave a flavorless...

Rhubarb

The story of that alien plant-rhubarb. When I lived in Washington, I had a huge garden. I loved that garden. It brought me much pleasure. I looked forward to spring to see what would pop up from last ...

Tales of An Alaskan Realtor

The morning sun shone brightly through my cracked windshield as I headed out of Wasilla, through Palmer, on my way to show a property to a client in Chickaloon. New. So many new experiences. I marveled at the sights that each bend in the road...

Alaska's Clown Prince

"Ya hear that noise? Christ, that ain't static; that's a bear! Yeah, I gotta bear in the plane with me, and he's broke loose! He's climbin' right up here beside me, growlin' an' showin' his teeth --...

Underneath the Cottonwood Tree

It was an exciting time in Alaska. The war was over, my dad, Al, had been released from the army, and we were moving to Wasilla where my mom, Pat Hjellen, had grown up-the eldest daughter of Heinie...

Shorty

We often read in our papers that a Sourdough has moved to the Pioneer Home in Sitka. As newly elected historian of Igloo No. 31, my main duty is to record not only the collective doings of the...

 
 
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