Making Emily Post Proud, or not

We aren't after the Emily Post, finishing school effect. We are after cultivating a heart of graciousness and hospitality in our children.

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Thanks

The season for thanks is here, and what a wonderful time it can be. Truly, I can't say that autumn is my favorite time of year.

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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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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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