Category Archives: Descriptive

Great British Baking

There are several shows on PBS that I watch on a fairly regular basis, but I got totally caught up in The Great British Baking Show.  It was great fun and I saw baking that I have never heard of … Continue reading

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Alaskan Snow Story

Moving to Alaska in September meant that I expected to see a typical Alaskan winter; however, weather phenomena seem to follow me around.  It was a typhoon in Okinawa, earthquake in California, and tornadoes in Virginia and Mississippi.  So, it … Continue reading

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Night and Day, Day and Night

Just because I strive to be one hundred percent clear, please allow me to say that the days in Alaska are all 24 hours long just like everywhere; however, the amount of daylight versus night varies just about as wildly … Continue reading

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Dawdling Rewarded

It was the Monday between New Years and Christmas when I decided to dawdle.  There were no posts to be written, research to be scoured, nor ideas to brainstorm.  Perfect time to just be and enjoy.   Toward that end, … Continue reading

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Fog and Poetry

Fog BY CARL SANDBURG THE fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.   As I sat here today preparing Christmas gifts and cards for mailing, I looked … Continue reading

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The Tallest of Ours

It was in May, 2013, that my daughter, an Alaska resident, my two best friends, and I all took a tour of parts of Alaska.  We met in Anchorage and traveled north to Denali  National Park where Mount McKinley is located. … Continue reading

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Listening

As I sit here listening to President Obama speak, I can also hear the ack-ack of pretend battles at a nearby Army base.  In our current location, that isn’t unusual.  The sounds of battle are randomly heard day and night. … Continue reading

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Change of Mind

Today’s post was supposed to be about the geography, climate, and other physical features of Alaska, but along the way, that idea became waylaid by other things that are so remarkable to me that relating it couldn’t wait. Admittedly, it … Continue reading

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Quiet Time

It was a frenetic couple of days as my son, his wife, and daughter and I chased around trying to do as much as is feasible in two short days.  Getting caught in a really, really bad traffic jam wasn’t … Continue reading

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Parenting 200

My turn to parent is almost complete now.  It’s time to watch my children take theirs and I watch in awe as they enjoy their children and those responsibilities that accompany parenthood.  There is no handbook for parenting and in hindsight, it’s easy … Continue reading

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