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Diary of a wearable artist

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Something strange has happened — the real deadline for having a Wearable Art project done is 5 minutes before show time, yet I am already done. I even left the article in the possession of the...

Solving a non-existent problem? Hardly.

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When I read the list of pre-filed bills for the 28th legislature, I was pretty disgusted to see Rep. Bob Lynn was at it again with a voter ID law. For one thing, Alaska already has rules about...

Juneau, let's hug

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Hi Juneau,

It's been a rough couple weeks for many of us. If the crowd at the Newman boys' memorial was any indicator, I might estimate there are thousands of us in pain right now. More now...

I am thankful — and aware

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A few years ago, I was celebrating not having to work on a Thursday, Thanksgiving, by going out to have some drinks with a friend of mine; when we entered the bar, a woman greeted us with...

The most wonderful time of the year: Halloween

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"The most wonderful time of the year" refers to Christmas for most people, but I choose Halloween. 

Elections

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By the time Alaska's votes are counted in the presidential elections, it's been called. We aren't a swing state; with our population we aren't even a state people think about. In 2008, I was...

The microwave is just trying to be nice

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Working in the field of journalism can do weird things to one's hours. In some ways, it is wonderful — I hate waking up early. In other ways, it is rough. I often find myself eating meals at...

Super-human healing powers and wisdom teeth removal at 27

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I have been pretty lucky in terms of health. I mean, I'm not exactly a vision of olympic fitness and I certainly lack good vision, but I am not often sick and now I am convinced that I have super-...

Love and marriage

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Almost every week I have the pleasure of handling engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements. The photos are often of two people looking lovingly at one another, almost with giant sparkles...

Ears ringing, pleasantly

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If you went to bed Monday night without your ears ringing, you missed out.

It is often in Juneau that I hear people lament that "there are never any good concerts here," and after seeing...

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