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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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Festival Season Hacks 2019

Summer is here and festival time has arrived. These are the days that I dream about while sitting in my breakfast nook, scowling the snow.

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Parades; A Metaphor for Summer Living

A parade is not accidental. It requires a predetermined route, a specific start time, and a slow enough pace for spectators to enjoy.

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The V-Wod

I climbed out of the V-Wod and my friends were yelling, “That was great, you caught air!” I simply said, “That was fun. Who’s next?”

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Modern Subsistence: Living off the Land in 21st Century Alaska

You can take full advantage of Alaska’s renewable resources through the practice of modern subsistence living.

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Why do I fish?

For many Alaskans, fishing is a summer pastime to get away for the weekend, spend time with family and friends or to stock the freezer.

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A Water Sine

Some say drowning is the most painful of deaths, though firsthand testimony is clearly lacking. It is not so for him.

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A Perfect Day

I remember going fishing when I first got to Alaska. I was young and enchanted by the glittering shine of the land of the midnight sun.

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Taking the Five Salmon Family Challenge

This year my family is taking on a new challenge: the Five Salmon Family Challenge, a program being offered by the ADF&G.

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The best fisherman I have ever known

There were surely fishermen who caught more fish than Skeet and bigger ones, perhaps with better techniques; but no one loved fishing more.

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Fishing Disaster

I learned about the magnitude of the Gulf of Alaska as a youth in Yakutat when my father decided we would take up commercial fishing.

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Paying it Forward with Just Serve.org

JustServe.org facilitates connections between people wanting to volunteer in the community, and local nonprofits looking for volunteers.

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Round of Applause

Veterans Court is a specialized court designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of eligible veterans who are charged with criminal offenses.

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It’s All in the Little Things

I have always believed that we are privileged with the responsibility of serving one another and living outside of our own lives.

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