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Hawthorne Peak

Betsy Fischer's Blog

I should have brought an ice axe.

A friend of mine cautioned me when I told him I was planning to hike up Hawthorne Peak. “The snowpack can be pretty icy up there this time of year. You...

How to be a nice guy

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Sometimes nice guys aren't as nice as they think.

This weekend, a friend and I went out to dance at a local bar, accompanied by a couple male friends. We were content...

A lot happens in 10 years

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

For better or for worse, I don't imagine many people can go to a reunion without comparing it to Romy and Michele's — or is that just me?

My reunion probably wasn't as fancy as in the movie...

Not a good sport

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Actually, I'm a good sport in the sense that I'm a very graceful loser when I fail miserably in a sport (and then quit it), because I have discovered that I have no natural talent for sports and...

My love-hate relationship with photography

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

I want to clone Michael Penn and make the clone work nights and weekends so I'm never pressed to take a photo again. When Michael's not available, I often find myself toting a DSLR camera to...

Solo Camp on Grandchild Peaks Ridge

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Every once in a while I like to go for a solo camping trip. My favorite camping spots are above tree line, somewhere with a great view in all directions. During the most recent stretch of good...


Melissa Griffiths' Blog

I could name many reasons for liking our new publisher, Rustan, but I would be lying if I didn't say a big factor was his decision to let me bring my dog to work. Is that selfish? Nah, I've had a...

Capital City Metro in Review -- Week of July 7th, 2013

Kenneth Rosen's Blog

Still recovering from the long weekend and Independence Day celebrations, residents across the city slumped in their chairs throughout the workweek and prayed for Friday (psst, it's here!)....

Another reason my job is awesome

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

I've worked many jobs over the last decade, a little more if you count slinging pizzas in high school or feeding animals and babysitting, and this is definitely the most interesting job. It also,...

Capital City Metro in Review -- Week of June 30th, 2013

Kenneth Rosen's Blog

The Whale Project is about to breach from its clay mold in hopes of making it to Juneau early next year. Celebrations of our country’s independence took place Thursday and Friday, but there...


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