Tag Archives: Alaska

After the blur is over

So much of this road trip has been a blur. I suppose it is unavoidable given time constraints and mileage. Today is different. I set the iPhone on record and this is what I said: Driving through west Texas. For the … Continue reading

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Loss

Seems there is so much loss in life. The loss of the safety and comfort of the womb. The loss of those wide-eyed years of childhood. The loss of…I sorta wonder sometimes if it is a loss or a jumping … Continue reading

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Anchorage is my room with a view

Anchorage. Heaven on earth. My face pressed to the oblong porthole of the Alaska Airlines 727 swirling down to the tarmac. Home. No matter where I live, this will always be my home. My room with a view, the view that … Continue reading

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The Patron Saint of…

Today’s prompt is:  A True Saint – In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game. I’ve had people call me an angel, … Continue reading

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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

The year was 1988. The location was Fairbanks.  I geared up for the usual -25 to -30F temperatures in a couple of layers of clothing over which I wore blizzard-proof snow pants, a long, thick, knitted scarf wrapped around the … Continue reading

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My Love Affairs with Volcanoes

When I went to undergraduate school I was absolutely fascinated with vulcanology – the study of volcanoes. I could visualize myself walking along steaming cauldrons of hot lava taking measurements and glorying in one of nature’s most magnificent creations. Heck, I … Continue reading

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Turnagain Arm

One of the things I loved best about living in Anchorage was the sheer beauty of it – the 5000 foot peaks of the Chugach range jutting up out of the Inlet, the Inlet itself, the bore tides creating walls … Continue reading

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Every Day an Adventure

Shortly I will leave for Manchester, NH.  When I arrive I start some intensive work with the Dean of the Grove of the Golden Leaves. I’ve been a member for about 18 years and known the Dean far longer than … Continue reading

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First Responder

When I lived in Fairbanks in the late 1980’s I worked for the Division of Family and Youth Services and my job was that of a potential first responder to investigate child protection emergencies. Adapting to a sub-Arctic environment was … Continue reading

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Eh? What was that? On the Toad?

We are never quite the same from breath to breath.  Always in motion, always observing, always learning something new, we peregrinate through life. In my case, that means being on the road – or on the toad – a lot. … Continue reading

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