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1018-Engine Room

This is the first time I have been on a ship this size for a length of time. So of course I had to score a tour of the engine room. It was smaller than I expected but still rather [...]

November 7, 2013 Interesting Stuff

1016-Native Carvers

Sheldon Museum in Haines, AK. Native carver is working on a commissioned totem pole that will be installed on the ground of the museum. He told me it will take him about a year to complete the carving and painting. [...]

November 7, 2013 Interesting Stuff

1009-Out of Alaska

Six years in Alaska was a long time for a southern boy. But I did it, met a lot of wonderful people, had great adventures, and am thankful I had the opportunity to explore the Last Frontier. I wanted to [...]

November 5, 2013 Interesting Stuff

1007-Moose

I was sitting in my office at the university when my old friend saw the light on and wanted to hang out. Up to my window he came. Moose are very curious, very stupid, and very dangerous. A number of [...]

October 16, 2013 Animals, Interesting Stuff

1006-Iditarod 2013-Start

The 2013 Iditarod Trail Race kicked off with the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage. 67 teams representing over 1,000 dogs started off on one of the world’s last great races. The fog bank that enveloped the downtown area all morning [...]

October 16, 2013 Interesting Stuff

1005-Iditarod 2013-Dogs

The dogs are the athletes at the Iditarod race. Here are some of the handsome beats at their best. Yup, I’m howling. Ready to go. What you saying Willis? Duo singing their song. The dogs are used to much colder [...]

October 16, 2013 Animals, Interesting Stuff

1004-Iditarod 2013-Clothes

The Iditarod brings out the Alaskan winter fashion parade. These were just a few of the styling attendees at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod race. It doesn’t get any cuter than this. Keystone Cops. There is a bear head [...]

October 16, 2013 Interesting Stuff

1003-Alaska License Plates

It takes all kinds in Alaska with many of the fringe elements needing to express themselves in apparently the only creative way they know – and that’s on the rear of their car and license plates. Here are the extreme [...]

October 16, 2013 Interesting Stuff

326-Dog Sledding Championships – Anchorage, AK

Most of todays dog racing sleds are not your old-school wooden contraptions. They are high-tech aluminum constructions built for speed and durability. Check a few of them out. Alright, a couple of old-school wooden ones. They’ll break down I’m sure. [...]

July 14, 2013 Interesting Stuff

953-Orwell?

Should we be worried? [...]

May 18, 2013 Interesting Stuff