The art of showing up

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – Author and entrepreneur James Clear said, “Master the art of showing up.” I sometimes struggle with this. If someone asks what I do after work, it’s easy to deliver a line about writing columns, tying flies, shooting my bow, hiking, fishing, whatever, because that fits the narrative that people might expect.

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Happiness: well-being vs. pleasure

By Jeff Lund for the Capital City Weekly | Capital City Weekly   After visiting Alaska for the first time, my buddy Chuy posted a picture with the caption, “If you do Alaska the way we did it, it reaches into the man’s soul and gives it a sense of eudaimonic well-being.” To nail down on

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Bolder is better

This article appeared in the August 2017 issue of Alaska Sporting Journal In July, my first set of friends from California will come up and get their week-long slice of Alaska. It’s been fun to see how far we’ve altered the threshold of adventure for a few of them since they first visited. “I’m really

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When enthusiasm isn’t enough

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly Nothing great has been accomplished without enthusiasm. Emerson wrote that, but it’s been used by coaches, motivational speakers etc., because it states the importance of the way you go about things. The thing about enthusiasm is that it doesn’t matter how ready you are to “slay kings”

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My favorite mountain

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – My favorite mountain is where I shot my first buck but that’s not the only reason. It’s a great bargain mountain, in that an old logging road takes you within striking distance of alpine so hikes to its upper reaches do not necessitate substantial chunks of time. My buddy Jesse and

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Fishing with a celebrity

By  JEFF LUND FOR THE CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because of recent (and not so recent) news and rumors surrounding his conduct, or to champion his administrative decisions thus far. It’s just

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