Home Sweet Home: A State of Heart

I've often felt at home in the presence of animals. Then by some miracle, home can be another person.

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An Ode to Old Boots

When I shop for boots, I'm looking for comfort and mileage. I'm looking for a long-term, hard-working relationship.

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Alaska’s Valentine

At last, Alaska’s valentine arrives in February when the sunshine finally packs a little more heat and ventures noticeably higher in the sky.

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Moving into the New Year

Dick doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions and neither do I. They never worked, I think, because they were not affirming in any way. 

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Making Memories: Presence over Presents

Christmas Day in the morning is like any other day in the barn. The horses are hungry. Our two dogs’ collars jangle in the dark.

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Norwegian Lefse Livens Holiday Festivities

In the end, the most important ingredient in making lefse has always been the family and friendships that brighten this season.

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Retirement Options: To Stay or Go during Alaska’s Winter

My husband and I have cast our lot squarely in the "stay" camp. Our retirement includes a small ranch and animals.

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The Education of Lily Blue

We asked our friend, 92-year-old Dick Griffith, who was once a sheepherder in Wyoming, how to train these dogs.

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Currants: A Harvest of Sunshine and Memories

Erik and his wife picked wild currants to make jelly to give as gifts to the guests at their wedding. What could be sweeter or more Alaskan?

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Palmer’s Friday Fling Features Family Fun

It was a pleasant surprise for the Price’s to discover Friday Fling, a small weekly market that caters to families.

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