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Happy 92nd Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my father’s 92nd birthday.  Our birthday celebration will have to wait a couple more weeks because my dad is currently in Texas for a month, training field trial dogs with my stepmother.  If anyone feels well enough to be on a road trip in their nineties, more power to them!

March—A Green and Muddy Month

Jeremiah:  “Would you happen to know what month of the year it is?”

Bear Claw:  “No, I truly wouldn’t.  I’m sorry, pilgrim.”

Jeremiah: “March. Maybe, April.”

Bear Claw: “March maybe.  I don’t believe April.  Winter’s a long time going?  Stays long this high.  March is a green, muddy month down below.  Some folks like it.  Farmers mostly.”

Tour of Anchorage

Things were not looking good for me in the weeks leading up to the Tour of Anchorage.

Diary of a wearable artist: Part II

I wrote this before, but lost it. Here we go again.

This was my second year of participating in the Wearable Art Extravaganza and it was wonderful. I convinced my friend Jess to be my model again because we make a great team. 

Happy Tails- Maya

I love happy endings and I love animals.  Stories about homeless animals that find good homes are, to me, picture perfect moments.  It is in that spirit that I regularly write "Happy Tail" stories for the Gastineau Humane Society (GHS).  Each story features an animal adopted from there.  Both the GHS and the Juneau Empire have generously agreed that this blog is also an appropriate place to further share these stories.  Here is the most recent, Maya's story. 

March Madness

            It is officially March and for basketball fans that means one thing- March Madness. College basketball has already had so many upsets and exciting games, it seems as though March Madness has been going on all season, however now it’s officially tournament time and for us here in Poland it is no different. We are in the middle of a five-game series in the first round of the playoffs for our league. Unfortunately, things aren’t off to a great start and we are down 0-2 in the series but we will be returning home to play game three in another week.

Birds Behaving Badly

“Nothing you have ever witnessed before has prepared you for the sheer stabbing shock,” so declared a poster for Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic movie, “The Birds”.  Strong words for cinema that would now seem tame compared to recent fare. And yet, there is something about nature gone awry that still strikes deep.

Moments of Love and Fear in the Atlas Mountains

 

Some moments in our lives stay with us, reappearing in our consciousness again and again.  This entry is about one of those moments in my life from several years ago.  While I don’t think about these events often, when I do, they are as vivid as when they happened.

Picture Perfect Moments

Take a moment and think back to when you were a kid.  How much time did you spend out-of-doors?  If you were like me, the answer is “a lot!”  And, although I grew up in a Colorado suburb, we always had a yard and a neighborhood and, as I got older, various parks and edges around town to explore and spend time in.  I still remember reluctantly being called into the house, long after dark, on many hot summer evenings longing to remain outside.

So Close

            The past three games have been about as close as we can get to winning without actually earning a victory. An eight point loss to the top team in our league, followed by a two point loss on the road to the fourth place team, and then a five point overtime loss this past Saturday against the second place team in our league, Artego Bydgoszcz.

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