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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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Quiet Time

If you are anything like me, it takes a hefty supply of vitamin D tablets and a whole lot of planning or as I like to call it, “quiet time.”

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The Willow Winter Carnival is Alaskan Gold

This winter is my 57th consecutive Alaskan winter and yet I only this year discovered the Willow Winter Carnival.

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Iditarod Teaches Lessons in Georgia

In Atlanta, a large community park celebrates dog mushing, and one of their own residents who ran and finished it in 2002, Bill Borden.

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Baker University Offers Course in Face-to-Face Communication

As part of my Winter Semester course curricula, I am offering an undergraduate refresher course in face-to-face communication.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

‘What do you want to do be when you grow up?’ is probably one of the most asked questions in our lives and many of us have yet to answer.

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The Power of Faith

Faith in Each Other. I knew we Alaskans have close connections, but after experiencing just how close for real was a humbling experience.

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Leap Into Action With Faith

The more we think about faith, then, the more we need to connect it with courage. Faith, in essence, represents an action.

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Faith in the Face of Crisis

In a world where we can feel so divided politically, religiously, economically and socially, this community restored my faith in humanity.

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Grand Mal/Gran Fe

As a pragmatist, it is difficult to explain many of the things that happened during and after our son’s journey through childhood epilepsy.

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Alaska Earthquake Awareness

The 1964 Alaska earthquake also served as a wake-up call regarding local tsunamis and helped confirm the theory of plate tectonics.

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Stay At Home Mom

Being a stay at home mom is and was the most valuable, rewarding, world-changing thing I will ever do in this life.

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