Everyone seems to have their personal description of when spring officially arrives. Some stick with the “official” March equinox designation that claims it occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is known as ...Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:51pm
T his Christmas Eve it will be two decades since I experienced an unrivaled eruption of grandeur helping me sidestep a pointless night of lonesomeness. It began as just another occasion where I ended up working along a high arctic section of the Dalton Highway during a festive time of year. Vo...Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:36pm
I hold a trip to Anchorage in the same esteem as a “pick up poop patrol” in a heavily populated elephant compound. So, when my wife announced that we had to head to the burg for a mid-week, pre-op referral and outpatient surgery that would encompass a three-day time frame, I sprang into ac...Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:52am
The karma around our abode became chilled for awhile after the Winter Olympics kicked into gear. I’m not sure why. Maybe it was because we subtly assumed the cool attitude of the high flying skateboarders or totally zoned out on NBC’s continued riveting drama of the status of Bob Costa’s...Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:41pm
A friend of mine recently returned from a hunting trip at his secluded and highly classified spot somewhere above the Arctic Circle and had an all points bulletin. “Nick, major winter is sneaking down toward us faster than my cat moves when your profoundly disturbed dog, Howard, starts...Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:00am
Heat and I get along like a snow cone in a sauna, so last month was no chocolate éclair on the buffet of life for me. Most of the 30 days seemed like something resembling that particular dessert that I inadvertently stepped in rather than enjoyed. Yeah, yeah, I know there are a lot of you who relis...Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:28pm
I can always tell when spring is skulking behind the mountains across the bay. First, a pitiful glimmer floats below the backside of the peaks glowing like a TV Special 2-4-1 LED lantern whose batteries are dying faster than its half-day warranty. ...Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:08pm
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