It's been an eventful life for Nimbus, an abstract sculpture created by Robert Murray in 1977 and installed at Juneau's Dimond Courthouse in 1978. From the start, some people didn't like it. Juneau residents wrote letters for and against it. In 1982, it acquired graffiti. State legislators attached riders to popular bills in order to try and get it removed.
As part of remediation associated with construction of the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building in Juneau, the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums has published "The view from the future, 2017: Fifty years after the Alaska Purchase Centennial" by Tricia Brown, George Bryson, Mark Kelley, Dermot Cole, Charles Mason, Nick Jans, Clark Mishler, and others.
As I write this column, I contemplate recipes that are extraordinarily quick and easy. This seems to have become the standard for me these days. When I started this new tour venture I had no idea what it would entail to not only keep up with the pace of learning a new business, but also of keeping a household and cooking regular meals. The Captain has always said that he knows he's going to get at least one good meal a week because I have to write it for the paper. I suppose this week he's absolutely correct. Darn it. Don't we ladies hate to admit it when our fellas are right? There will be no living with him now.
You never know the circumstances that will lead to the emergence of the camping trip MVP. Sometimes it is as simple being the person who brought the tarp, the Deet, the GPS, trail tape, GoPro, drone or cookies.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is recruiting students for a Cultural Performing Arts Intensive through its Voices on the Land program in Juneau. The project taps traditional and performing arts to increase literacy skills and student engagement. Native students in 4-5 grades and middle schools will be working to improve storytelling skills with actors James Sullivan, Frank Katasse and Katrina Hotch. Students will practice Tlingit language, play theater games and work with a cultural specialist. There will be parent and student workshops are provided on several evenings during the intensive.