The 2018 outdoor agenda

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – It’s weird to ask yourself what you want and why because sometimes you think you should have answered it better, as if it’s a contest and there are judges expecting you to say “world peace” or to “make a difference” every time. It’s even weirder when you’re reading another book on…

Episode 18 – Optics with Jesse Knock

  Jesse Knock talks about the state of the deer population on Prince of Wales Island and the benefits of buying good gear once rather than cheap stuff multiple times.    

Episode 17 – Danny Lehr

Caffeine and Kilos co-founder Danny Lehr talks freeway coffee in Jersey, why counting down to retirement sucks, doing something with plans rather than just making them and the best of his Alaskan adventures.

Snow sports?

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly So there I was, waiting in line at a ski lift in California with my buddy Nate. I had traded a road bike for a snowboard my buddy never used and, being a novice, I bought a helmet because it wasn’t a matter of if I…

Contemplating history

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – There’s a lot of time between us and the shadowy figures climbing Chilkoot Pass, which is one of the iconic images that represents Alaska and Alaskans. The first waves of modernization that came at the expense of the land’s original inhabitants happened a long time ago. The stories that have endured…

Episode 16 – High School Travel

Yeah, we do play sports in Alaska, what is travel like when you can’t take a bus? Planes, boats, weather, delays, staying in the home of a rival player. I talk about a 2-week road trip for 6 games I took in high school and ending up in Seattle last year as a coach because…

Episode 15 – Anna Ulmer

Feeding Happiness founder Anna Ulmer talks about the school she started in Costa Rica, the importance of wellness education, contemplates her social media existence and her first winter in Ketchikan.  

Episode 14 – Sadie Case

Sadie Case talks her relationship with food, relationship with Alaskan winters and how to be fit and happy by paying attention to fitness and diet rather than looking for pills or medication.

Finding what’s essential in a world of -isms

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly   The most interesting –ism to me currently is essentialism. As is the case with all –isms and –ists, there are general principles that play out, or are articulated, differently. James Latham wrote there is a “finite and definite amount of effort” we can put forth. So,…

Episode 13 – Corby Weyhmiller

Corby Weyhmiller and I talk rural education, commercial fishing, traditional values that have endured specifically with regard to Native culture, and the serious threat substance abuse has brought to our home island.

Episode 12 – Kevin Manabat

Ketchikan CrossFit owner Kevin Manabat talks trust in the gym, how to take and give criticism rather than “shame” or enable, whether or not mental toughness can be learned and how to be happy and feel good.

Episode 11 – Brennan Koeller

The King Slayer himself, Brennan Koeller, talks about Crossfit filling the athletic void after high school sports, his influences and his life as a competitive lifter, coach and college student.