Woods to Wellbeing

We enjoy harvesting wild game from the mountainous Alaskan terrain, and our successful hunts are the foundation for many family recipes.

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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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Snowbird

I’m a baby boomer and part-time snowbird. But I only go “outside” for 3 months at a stretch. Winter is and will forever be, in my bones.

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Most embarrassing moments

I’m quite sure everyone has had their share of embarrassing moments. But most folks are wisely reticent about divulging such experiences.

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Following the Seasons

My sadness in losing this year's hunt is not limited to filling my freezer. There is a spiritual aspect to the hunt as well.

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“The Bullet”

The act is one of success in that they were contemplating suicide but instead made the journey to Gold Star Peak and left their bullet behind.

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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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Faith in the System

When it's time for your family to make this difficult decision, ask questions, do the research, but have faith.

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Knowledge is much more than power

I hope that today's youth, armed with modern information access tools, possess a robust hunger for knowledge, a basic curiosity.

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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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