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View From the Slough

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The Chaz

The sign says “Redneck Yacht Club,” so I know we aren’t in exactly the right place, but I can’t resist going inside to check out the scene. Three sun-weathered men are gathered around a table, drinking coffee and admiring a … Continue reading

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The Joy of Not Knowing

We emerge from the smoggy, gauzy, familial holiday cocoon; navigate the landmines of expedition preparations and packing; survive the stalled outlet-shopper traffic on the I-5; exit the highway at Eugene and head east. As the sun sets we leave the … Continue reading

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The quiet.  It’s what I will remember most from my summer on the Yukon.  The quiet, and the river, flowing through all the days and all the nights, no beginning, no end. Like most memories, they will be sentimental and … Continue reading

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No matter how many families you have, there is always room in your heart for more.  I got adopted last week, even though I’m not an orphan by any stretch of the imagination.  The Peregrine Falcon survey crew came to … Continue reading

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“Have adventures.  Just don’t die.”  Nick’s advice.  He said these words to me while we were leaving town.  His 1966 flatbed dually pickup creaked and rumbled over the gravel.  I had my life jacket stuffed behind my back, since the … 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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