Column: Thankful for being overwhelmed

I grew up in southeast Alaska. I’ve circled Gustavus with a few teammates in a five-seater waiting for the weather to clear so we could land and play basketball games. I’ve slept in Yakutat’s gym, a math room in Kake, a wrestling room in Wrangell, got locked out of a hotel in Sitka, kicked out…

Elm Street’s got nothing on winter in Gustavus

In recent weeks movie channels have been showing the best of the best in the horror film genre, but TV doesn’t do it for me. I’ve been to the Twilight Zone – it’s Gustavus, Alaska, in winter. During the summer, Gustavus is a bucolic outdoor wonderland at the entrance to Glacier Bay, with friendly, hearty…