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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Halibut Stories

We grab some dried salmon strips we brought from home, a six-pack, and head on over. It is going to be a long night of halibut stories.

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Muse of a Hunter

I find it unfortunate that some people think that hunting is a barbaric practice that has become outdated.

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Local Folkies

What I needed to know was, would there be people here that I could play music with? I am a dedicated folkie.

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Carpe Diem

Most Alaskans have learned the art of carpe diem, and we take our fleeting summers with gusto. But it doesn’t look the same for all of us.

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