My dryer broke on Earth Day. No kidding, like a message from the planet to stop wasting precious resources, my dryer up and quit. I am a mother of three young, wild, nature-loving, mud-dipping children and this means heaps of laundry. I also am a polar bear guide and this means deep awareness of the affects of climate change.
Andrea Van Dinther
We almost moved out of Alaska. This would make us part of “The Leavers.” You know, the super close friends that become like family. They move away and take a gigantic piece of your heart with them. The ones you think of during dark February nights, the ones you wish you could join across the bay for a hike, the ones you miss.
We question The Leavers. Was it the winter? Too hard to make a living? Aging family? Some reasons we understand, others we judge. Winter — ha, learn to ski.
I want to ask the questions that make us bristle. The goal: investigate something that makes me uncomfortable while holding a space of compassion, i.e. no judgment.
Isn't the burlesque show, which raises money for community nonprofits, just trumped up stripping? The charitable giving just a smoke screen that makes it acceptable for people to take their clothes off in public?