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“Don’t strangle my dog”

These are the words Kim told me yesterday morning. Now many of you are wondering, "why would someone have to tell me that?" I can assure you, I would never strangle her dog (or anyone else's), intentionally. You see that is the key word, intentionally. The other key word is "again." Yes, I tried to … [Read more...]

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Hatcher Pass here I come!

Who put a federal holiday in the middle of the week? What is that all about? Since I didn’t want to take any time off, and the holiday didn’t payout a 3-day weekend, I decided that I would dress casual this whole week at work! So there!  I also needed a quick get-away. Where do Anchoragites go when … [Read more...]

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“I suggest you don’t go up there without a rifle”

I spent almost the longest day of the year in the furthest community on the North American continent – Barrow, Alaska. Kim lived in Barrow for 15 years, and her family is still there. I tagged along for the visit. Barrow, like any other Alaskan bush community, was low on pavement and high on dust. … [Read more...]