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Family Projects to Brighten Your Winter

Sometimes it’s hard to see past the gloomy weather. These conditions, though messy, can make for fun events at home and elsewhere.

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How to Miss Every Target You Aim At

With enough faith that you can’t hit the target you may even succeed in missing so well you stop even trying as missing will come so easy.

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The Zen of Music Practice: or Productive Meditation

Soothing yet productive, music practice provides a type of stress relief that speaks to our souls while it entertains our spirit.

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New Tricks

Some adults feel compelled to give a laundry list of their perceived shortcomings and potential obstacles to learning to play music.

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The Pursuit of Mastery

Perfection is an ideal where mastery is a practice. Perfection is the absence of error and mastery is control over error.

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Cyclocross

Cyclocross consists of many laps on a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles. When a rider encounters an obstacle, they must quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount to continue the race.

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How to choose an instrument you can live with

It’s common to feel unsure about choosing an instrument. Which instrument will you enjoy practicing? Which will you understand?

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Cycle through the Seasons

I find myself scrabbling at every possibility in August before it’s too late. Let’s talk about end-of-season bike events and trails.

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Flying with Eagles

Bruce Hamler was one of the first pioneers of paragliding in Alaska but helping to start a sport in Alaska wasn’t his intention.

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If you have driven along the Turnagain Arm during the bore tide, you have likely seen people surfing the cold water as they ride the waves.

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Modern vs. Old School: Key differences in the world of “real” and electronic pianos

A lot of people land in the middle of a dilemma when preparing to take the plunge and buy a piano or an electric keyboard. Which is best?

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Potter Marsh is at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, roughly fifteen minutes south of downtown Anchorage.

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Cycling and Yoga

Cycling and is a fun, however, it puts your body in a very specific posture for long periods of time. This is where yoga poses come.

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Creation versus Imitation: Achieving Optimal Artistic Balance

Yet imitation and creation are quite closely related, and in fact, when it comes to music they are inseparable.

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The trailhead at the Eagle River Nature Center opens the pathway to spring. As you set out down the trail, the sweet scent of fresh green pines baking in the sun is strong. It’s a unique alpine announcement that spring is in the air.

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