One’s not better than the other

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – It’s funny how a stretch of water can mark such a drastic difference in lifestyle. This, of course, is drastic within the context of still being wild southeast Alaska. We’re not talking about taking the IFA Ferry from Hollis and three hours later docking in Ft. Lauderdale. But to be sure,…

Running is boring…

(SitNews) Klawock, Alaska – …At the same time, it is the perfect sport for someone like me who’s mind derails into tangents. I don’t particularly like to run, but rather than let my mind go on a jog while I stand on the deck and drink coffee, sometimes it’s nice to go on a run…

Think much, miss much

Sometimes we put unreasonable valuation on an experience or project what does not yet, or will never exist. That’s what gets us in trouble. We think that a trip will provide clarity or resolve emotional matters, but the truth is a trip is just a trip, and a fishing trip is way worse for the…

Northern Lights – Klawock, Alaska

I was five the first time I saw the Northern Lights and they scared the heck out of me. Now I can’t get enough. This was last night in my home town of Klawock, Alaska. George and Michelle Nickerson captured a bunch of incredible images. Anyone that has seen the lights know no picture does…

Chasing deer and superstitions

The great philosopher and former regional manager Michael Scott once said, “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.” I completely agree. People far too often look for omens and meaning in everything. Stuff just happens, no more no less. It’s not a sign, it’s a coincidence. When Scott Renke’s flight out of Seattle was delayed…

Winter wonderland

Mom sent me this picture a few days ago, and I couldn’t help but think about going in the hot tub with friends after basketball games in high school. We’d soak for a while, then roll around in the snow before hopping back in. I also recalled breaking through the ice when the bay was…

I miss it now…

When you’re 15, chores suck. When you’re 30 and living in a region that only has two distinguishable seasons, neither of which really resembles the ones you encountered as a teenager, those archaic chores seem noble to the point you almost want to do them again. I used to be in charge of cleaning up…