Joy of a New Puppy

New puppy, new chapter in my life. I am thrilled about this. My new puppy is a black German Shepherd with a tiny white island on his chest.

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The Alaska Highway Project

Lael Morgan was asked by National Geographic to write a story about the construction of the Alcan Highway. The article was never published.

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Percy Blatchford – Alaska Legend

It’s said that some of the strongest people on earth are the quietest. I met such a person. His name is Percy John Blatchford.

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America lost a good one when we lost Joe Foss

General Foss was the top Marine Corp Ace of WWII. He shot down 26 Japanese planes and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Roosevelt.

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The Iron Cross

When we reached the summit of Gold Star Peak, I was thrilled to discover an Iron Cross monument that someone had just recently installed.

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Military Families on the Move

Most military families move every 2-4 years with many duty stations far from home. Military life is the definition of being transit.

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I’m a Brat!

Brat: 1a: an ill-mannered annoying child. b: an ill-mannered immature person. 2: the child of a career military person.

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¿Cerveza con sal?

It was no surprise to me that my new friends wanted to meet at a café after class to “hang-out and share a beer.”

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Volksmarch mit mir!

Another activity I enjoyed while in Germany was Volksmarching. We discovered it accidentally, but it became an obsession!

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Letter from the Editor: October

The United States Constitution, craft beer, and new jobs. It’s October, and October seems like a great month to talk about beer.

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