Monthly Archives: May 2016

Flying to Eagle

It’s 11:18 pm, but still plenty light out.  Hard to settle down when there’s a beautiful sunset happening over the Yukon River.  I’m in my National Park Service seasonal staff cabin, “Tent Frame #2,” trying to unwind and go to … Continue reading

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Adventure Class

The Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star train rumbles smoothly along, headed north.  I’m going from Anchorage to Fairbanks, on my way to a new job on the Yukon River.  My ticket is rated “Adventure Class.”  Sounds good, like one I would … Continue reading

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Weight, Part 2

I’ve learned a lot about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) this week. Maybe not as much as Cassandra, who started working at the Seldovia Post Office a few days ago, but let’s just say I have contributed to the complexity … Continue reading

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In less than a week, I will be heading north to the Interior.  This will be new territory for me, as I have never been north of Anchorage.  Even though I’ve lived in Alaska for three years, I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Strange Tidbits of Alaska History

During the long, rainy winter of 2016, I had the opportunity to entertain and educate myself about Alaska history.  Here are a few surprising facts which caught my attention. The last battle of the Civil War took place in Arctic … Continue reading

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This summer I’ll be working for the National Park Service, on the maintenance crew at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.  (I’ll have limited internet access there, but will try to write at least a couple of blog posts to let you know … Continue reading

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