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The Magic of Hot Chocolate

The hot chocolate packet has somewhat lost it’s magic, mainly due to my ability to decipher the “Ingredients” on various products.

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Hemisphere Hopping for Year-Round Summer

On an assignment in Argentina for the oil and gas company, BP, several years ago, we included the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

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Caribou Creek: Third Time’s the Charm to Reaching Canyon Icefall

Brent Voorhees and I were pleased to find a recently made snowmachine trail as we skied north on Caribou Creek.

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Jump into March Madness Mindful of Jumper’s Knee

Among the most common injuries in sports, jumper’s knee is an overuse injury that can develop when one repeatedly jumps and lands heavily.

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Eklutna Lake by Foot, Skis, Bike, Skates or Snowmachine

Conditions on Eklutna Lake during the first two weeks of February had been perfect for skiing, skating, biking, hiking and snow machining.

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The 1915 Nome All-Alaska Dog Sled Sweepstakes

In 1907, the idea of a long-distance race was broached. The race, to be known as the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, became a popular event.

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Sen. Ted Stevens was revered, maligned

From convict to martyr, the story of Theodore Fulton “Ted” Stevens is solidly woven into the tapestry of Alaska’s history.

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Big Park, Big Job

This Chugach State Park full rugged mountains and abundant wildlife is patrolled by four Alaska State Park Rangers, like Ranger Tom Crockett.

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Jon Van Zyle’s paintings reflect his love for Alaska

For more than 40 years, Jon Van Zyle’s paintings, posters, and book illustrations have vividly captured the very essence of Alaska life.

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Fitness Tips for Introverts

If you have an introverted personality, joining a gym or exercise class or may not be your cup of tea, but that doesn’t have to hold you back

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We northerners live in a wondrous world of ice

Our world of ice is beautiful. I can remember as a child in Seward staring at the colorful prism created by sunlight striking ice sickles.

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Alaska Cutthroats Played Heroic Part in WWII

The “Cutthroats” were good men, tough as nails, strong in spirit, and loved the place they defended.

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Believe in Food

The healthcare crisis cannot be solved with a better healthcare system. It can only be addressed with better health. It starts with food.

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My Faith in Humanity

Violence, greed, corruption, and oppression of people seem unending, but I now have a robust and enduring faith in humanity.

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Backup For Those In Blue

Chaplain Brandt is the Directing Chaplain of a five-member unit within the CPD, and a Priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

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