Time flies, unless you’re a cactus

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A saguaro cactus grows about an inch and a half in a decade, but can live for up to 200 years. There are plenty of cacti on the campus of the University of Arizona, which looked about the same as when I left more than 10 years…

Warming up to the holidays

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – A shopping mall in December is a crockpot of humanity. Key ingredients of buying, selling, eating, walking, resting, napping, whining and flirting all soaking in a bullion of voices and shoes on tile. I’m not a big mall guy, but around Christmas time, it is certainly entertaining. If Christmas took my…

Tucson Tour

Tucson has a lot to offer, especially for someone who has spent the last nine months on an  island in Alaska. So in an effort to make my blood type salsa, I’ve been hitting up all the joints we frequented in college. The chicken burro enchilada style at El Minuto (354 South Main Street, next…

…for fish, family and fiberglass ax handles

I am thankful. I’m thankful for rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout. I’m thankful for all five species of Pacific salmon plus cod and halibut. I’m thankful for steelhead and Dolly Varden too. I’m thankful for no-fault warranties that allow me to get my fly rods repaired and peaceful afternoons on untouched or diverted water….