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A different kind of bravery

I haven’t had my hair cut in almost a year.  It was getting really long.  Like, ratty long.  I needed a cut.  We live in Alaska.  Plus, I couldn’t afford a cut.  Do you know where this is going? I … Continue reading

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The End of the Summer

It’s the end of the summer.  Fall is in the air.  I am knitting again, and dreaming of all the projects I want to cram in before the real cold sets in.  I realized the other day that my knitted … Continue reading

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Belle or the Beast?

Remember that scene from Beauty and the Beast where Belle is out in the winter garden feeding the birds and they come right to her hand?  And then later Beast is out there with birds perched all over his head … Continue reading

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I’ve Returned!

Hi everyone!  I’m back after my science camp hiatus.  Science Camp was the hardest job I’ve ever had (minus that one waitressing job in Portsmouth where the computer screens were weird colors and the waitstaff never helped me but I … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Last night Lee and I went for an evening walk in Creamer’s Field.  The light was soft and warm at 9:00 (sun still up!) and walking through the field and past the ponds and into the boreal forest, I felt … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things….

There are so many things that one becomes accustomed to in their home town/region that you wouldn’t even imagine it could be different.  We’ve experienced so many different parts of life out here on a grand scale, that sometimes the … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Me and my Momma on my wedding day. (Photo by Rick Kloeppel) Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and I spent the day wishing I was with her.  Alaska has been an amazing adventure, but I miss my mom so much.  Being … Continue reading

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Fairbanks Clean-Up Day

Across the city on Saturday, Fairbanksans pitched in to clean-up.  Now that the snow has melted (that’s right, folks!!) the multitudes of Carl’s Jr. bags, Taco Bell wrappers, and cigarette packs littered on the side of the road have been … Continue reading

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An Ode to Grass

Ah, grass.  I was beginning to think you never existed here in Alaska.  I thought it was all a dream, a hope perched high on the shelf to help me survive the arctic winter.  But alas, you are real. You … Continue reading

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Needs to be Said.

Lately in the news, there have been too many incidents of women and children being raped.  The poor woman in Lybia whose story was able to be told before she was taken to prison.  She is now being sued for … Continue reading

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