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In August of 2012 I spent hours listening to Bill Overstreet tell his life story, from birth in a small Oklahoma town to current projects — the man was 86 and still had current projects! Tonight I...

Diary of a wearable artist: Part II

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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...

Discovering my maternal instinct

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I think my mom is always waiting for me to develop the nurturing and maternal qualities and skills she possesses. Nobody knew I could cook until I lived on my own, even then, my parents may have...

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...

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