We northerners live in a wondrous world of ice

Our world of ice is beautiful. I can remember as a child in Seward staring at the colorful prism created by sunlight striking ice sickles.

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Are we ready for tomorrow’s technology?

It’s a strange world. One minute I’m reading a caribou-hunting account and the next I’m learning intelligent toilets at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

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Aftershocks

Deeper down, farther away, It didn’t haunt us day by day; At our door Mr. Seismic knocks, With a new display of aftershocks.

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My Faith in Humanity

Violence, greed, corruption, and oppression of people seem unending, but I now have a robust and enduring faith in humanity.

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Seven

We picked up the pieces, talked with neighbors and friends, shook hands with a stranger named “normalcy,” and let calm blanket us

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Lee Jordan: Our Community’s Bedrock

I’ve known Lee Jordan for many years and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Over the years he was my editor, mentor, colleague, and friend.

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Alaska Women in the Mountains

What follows are female mountaineers, primarily Alaskans, who have and are continuing to make extraordinary achievements in the mountains.

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Hike on Hope Point Trail Offers a Respite from the Political Season

I’ve always loved the quietness of Hope, which I can guess is the exact opposite of what it was like back in the early 1900s

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Connecting with the past: My discovery

I later re-named it Mount Kennybaker, but my formal application did not receive enough Seward support to be approved by the State of Alaska.

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Curry Ridge Trail Offers Stunning Views of Denali

I’m slowly hiking the trail up to Curry Ridge in the Alaska Range with my friend Carl Portman. Behind us is a palpable presence.

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