Category Archives: Seldovia

Freedom Is In the Freezer: Subsistence Fishing for Halibut

Here’s a link to my essay “Freedom Is In the Freezer: Subsistence Fishing for Halibut,” published in the summer 2017 issue of Edible Alaska. The essay originally appeared on this blog back in October 2016, in slightly different form.

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View From the Slough

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Outside Beach

The trail leads through a dripping temperate rainforest, snow sodden and slippery underfoot.  The low light on this mid-November afternoon, in the deep spruce forest, makes it feel like twilight.  Sunset is over two hours from now, but the night … 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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Weight

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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Bird Book Box

When I first moved to Seldovia, we didn’t have a drop box at the library.  I guess there used to be one, but people kept putting trash and recyclables in it, so it got taken away.  Our library isn’t open … Continue reading

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Back to School

Mr. Mickens was the custodian at my elementary school.  Quiet, strong, capable; he was the one who showed up when we called for help.  If someone was sick or hurt or had otherwise suffered any other sort of embarrassing incident, he … Continue reading

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