Face (most of) your fears

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – It is important to face your fears, otherwise there will be no growth and you’ll end up a subordinate character, stuck in a life with no action and no plot. As important as it is to face fears, it is important to face one, admit it didn’t work, and have one…

Strongest coffee

You know when you’re four hours into a seven-hour drive and the coffee you just had at the truck stop didn’t seem to do anything but give you an empty cup in which to spit sunflower seeds? It makes me wonder if it was just my body being immune to the effects of the caffeine…

Hold the excitement, we’re not there yet

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly November of 2009 was the second time I had run California’s “Run the River” half marathon course, so I knew what to expect. The American River, which cuts through Sacramento, would be just inviting enough to make me wonder why I was running rather than fishing, but…

Episode 28 – Corby Weyhmiller

Prince of Wales Island resident Corby Wehymiller talks rural education opportunities, growing up before the internet, and how to get through the winter in a small town on a big island.  

Cabin Fever

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly At the end of a short gravel trail there’s a three-sided structure near a beach on the north end of Prince of Wales Island. Across the water is the southern coast of Kupreanof — close enough to look big, far enough to look like a lot of…

Episode 26 – Checking in on 2018 focus words

Rather than go to California this summer, I’m going to spend more time on my home water and in my home woods. The decision to save more money has me really excited and will give me plenty of content for my second book.

Episode 25 – Does anyone know their 100%?

13 hours in airplanes and airports to arrive 2 and a half hours late to play a basketball game…excuses? Nah. Just returned from a basketball trip to Juneau that was successful but a little chaotic and it got me thinking about excuses, giving your best and “emptying the tank” which is probably just us lying…

Reading season

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly  If any time of the year is reading season, now would be it. By the time I get home from basketball practice, I have enough time to warm up leftovers or throw some meat and vegetables into something like a meal. Then, since there’s no sunlight but…

Episode 24 – Steve Shannon

Fairbanks resident Steve Shannon is back to finish our conversation about gear for Alaska as well as dive into why experiencing real things is the only way to real happiness.

Caffeine: How much is too much?

I WAS HALF AN HOUR DOWN THE TRAIL, WHEN THE CAFFEINE STARTED TO TAKE HOLD. The pre-breakfast stroll on a docile path north of town had become an Olympic speed walk through the Alaskan wilderness and the buzz in my head had me planning the rest of the weekend, the summer, and writing a book…