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Gimme a Smile: Please don’t think I’m rude

Why is a Zoom meeting so much more stressful than an in-person gathering?

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

The Rev. Larry Rorem is the retired pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Laura is a “professional” parent of kids born with Neurobehavioral disabilities. (Courtesy Photo / The Rorems)

Living & Growing: The legacy of 2020

Burdensome realities can create learning opportunities that bring growth

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

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Thank you letter for the week of Nov. 29

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

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Living & Growing: Be thankful, the best is yet to come

It is possible to be thankful in all circumstances when we learn to take the long view of things

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Dominic Hall, 12, won Coppa’s 2020 Halloween Coloring Contestthe contest with his colorful pumpkin entry. (Courtesy Photo)

Coppa crowns coloring contest champ

Local youth wins $50 gift card.

  • Nov 22, 2020
Dominic Hall, 12, won Coppa’s 2020 Halloween Coloring Contestthe contest with his colorful pumpkin entry. (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank yous for Sunday, Nov. 22

Organizations thank supporters.

  • Nov 22, 2020
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This week’s super-non-controversial substitute opinion: kids should eat their dinner. There! Take issue with that! (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)

Slack Tide: ‘The Ballad of the Never-Ending Dinner’

Let’s talk about the real issues — kids should finish their suppers.

  • Nov 21, 2020
This week’s super-non-controversial substitute opinion: kids should eat their dinner. There! Take issue with that! (Courtesy Photo / Unsplash)
Guy Cockroft (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: God’s kingdom cannot be shaken

There has been a whole lotta shakin’ going on in 2020.

  • Nov 15, 2020
Guy Cockroft (Courtesy Photo)
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Living & Growing: Thinking small makes a big difference

“God has given us amazing bodies, but too often, we neglect them.”

  • Nov 8, 2020
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Snow is a form of precipitation in the form of crystallized ice that predominately falls in winter; in Alaska, this can mean every month aside from July, and even then… (Unsplash / Aaron Burden)

Slack Tide: Everything you want to know about snow…and less

Snow can cause extremely dangerous driving conditions, especially when rocking a Prius sans studs.

  • Nov 8, 2020
Snow is a form of precipitation in the form of crystallized ice that predominately falls in winter; in Alaska, this can mean every month aside from July, and even then… (Unsplash / Aaron Burden)
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Living & Growing: Choice is a gift

It allows us to be active, not passive, in our lives.

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Stlack Tide: Crazy for Krazy Glue

Fond as I am of duct tape, I love another multi-use adhesive even more

  • Nov 1, 2020
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Living & Growing: Imagine having a face-to-face with Jesus

I believe it would be a call to love and trust God and each another.

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Gimme a Smile: Fall equals football

For me this year, fall equals football.

  • Oct 25, 2020
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A squirrel carries a mouthful of cones near Mendenhall Glacier. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Living & Growing: Reclaiming the power of silliness started with a squirrel

Giggling makes everything a little more bearable and freer

  • Oct 25, 2020
A squirrel carries a mouthful of cones near Mendenhall Glacier. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Recognitions for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

Enrollments and promotions.

  • Oct 25, 2020
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Rebecca Carrillo (Courtesy Photo)

Juneau woman sworn in as Philippine Honorary Consul for Alaska

The appointment was approved by the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Rebecca Carrillo (Courtesy Photo)
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Recognitions for Oct. 11, 2020.

Students from Juneau earn acolades.

  • Oct 11, 2020
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"The High Holidays arrive and after some critical self-assessment and necessary teshuva, you erase the blackboard, excited to continue on with a new year and a clean slate. Now imagine that a year passes and you take out that blackboard once again, anticipating that you will have a nice, clean board to write your regrets, but the board isn’t clean."

Living & Growing: Let our regrets lead us to action

The High Holy Days ask us to channel our regrets into meaningful action.

  • Oct 11, 2020
"The High Holidays arrive and after some critical self-assessment and necessary teshuva, you erase the blackboard, excited to continue on with a new year and a clean slate. Now imagine that a year passes and you take out that blackboard once again, anticipating that you will have a nice, clean board to write your regrets, but the board isn’t clean."
"But while I may find temporary solace in the arms of another carbohydrate," writes Geoff Kirsch. :I’ll always return to my first love. Indeed, my three favorite foods are French fries, mashed potatoes and a kosher deli item known as a “knish,” which is essentially a mashed potato stuffed inside a crust that tastes like French fries."

Slack Tide: Why I dig growing my own

“Potatoes are a gateway starch, and take it from me, I’ve done them all…”

  • Oct 10, 2020
"But while I may find temporary solace in the arms of another carbohydrate," writes Geoff Kirsch. :I’ll always return to my first love. Indeed, my three favorite foods are French fries, mashed potatoes and a kosher deli item known as a “knish,” which is essentially a mashed potato stuffed inside a crust that tastes like French fries."