Neighbors

"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."
EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau who returns when possible for spiritual inspiration and a taste of wilderness. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)

Living & Growing: God satisfies the needs of every living creature

As usual, I write to you about the biblical and Christian nature wisdom tradition.

  • Oct 4, 2020
EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau who returns when possible for spiritual inspiration and a taste of wilderness. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
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Recognition for Oct. 4, 2020

Juneau student named to dean’s list

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Thank you letter for Oct. 4, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Oct 4, 2020
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Gimme a Smile: Quarantine TV

Gimme a Smile: Quarantine TV

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Gimme a Smile: Quarantine TV
Living & Growing: It’s time for a new season

Living & Growing: It’s time for a new season

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven

  • Sep 27, 2020
Living & Growing: It’s time for a new season
Columnist Geoff Kirsch says ramen is the superior hyper-preserved food stuff when compared to Twinkies. “Also, it’ll make the post-apocalypse seem like you’re back in college, especially if you’re listening sitting under a black light and listening to “’Dark Side of the Moon,’” he writes. (Tom & Nicole Moore / Paxaby)

Slack Tide: Doomsday cramming

I can clearly see I’m not doomsday prepped at all. In fact, I’m doomsday screwed.

  • Sep 25, 2020
Columnist Geoff Kirsch says ramen is the superior hyper-preserved food stuff when compared to Twinkies. “Also, it’ll make the post-apocalypse seem like you’re back in college, especially if you’re listening sitting under a black light and listening to “’Dark Side of the Moon,’” he writes. (Tom & Nicole Moore / Paxaby)
Living & Growing: We belong to the human family

Living & Growing: We belong to the human family

When we frame life as “us” and “them,” we deny ourselves growth and celebration of God-given diversity.

  • Sep 20, 2020
Living & Growing: We belong to the human family
Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Sep 20, 2020
Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020
Courtesy photo / Tom Dawson                                From left to right, Kirk Thorsteinson, Tom Dawson, Howard Colbert, and Tim Armstrong gather for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day at the American Legion Post in Juneau. The holiday us held on the third Friday of every September to remember the more than 81,900 missing American service members.

American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars gather for POW/MIA Recognition Day

More than 81,900 Americans never returned from our many wars.

Courtesy photo / Tom Dawson                                From left to right, Kirk Thorsteinson, Tom Dawson, Howard Colbert, and Tim Armstrong gather for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day at the American Legion Post in Juneau. The holiday us held on the third Friday of every September to remember the more than 81,900 missing American service members.
EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)

Living & Growing: The Great Commandment — an ecological perspective

To love God is to live a simple life that is as ecologically sound as possible.

  • Sep 13, 2020
EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
Ode to a Dead Salmon

Ode to a Dead Salmon

“That’s the other way you know summer’s almost over in Juneau, even a COVID-19 summer: dead salmon.”

  • Sep 13, 2020
Ode to a Dead Salmon
Recognitions for Sept. 13

Recognitions for Sept. 13

Juneau has a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

  • Sep 13, 2020
Recognitions for Sept. 13
Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Sep 13, 2020
Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Living & Growing: The benefits of being slow to anger

Whoever will seek to be a peacemaker in the days ahead will be blessed.

  • Sep 6, 2020
This photo shows Marla Berg, member of the 100 Women Who Care coordinator team, and Joy Lyon, Executive Director of AEYC Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Iola Young)

Thanks a million to the 100 Women Who Care Juneau

“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude!”

  • Sep 6, 2020
This photo shows Marla Berg, member of the 100 Women Who Care coordinator team, and Joy Lyon, Executive Director of AEYC Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Iola Young)
Gimme a Smile: Back to (Zoom) School

Gimme a Smile: Back to (Zoom) School

A grading scale myster-E.

  • Aug 30, 2020
Gimme a Smile: Back to (Zoom) School
This piece uses Kintsug, which is the Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold.We are all flawed. These flaws, these imperfections, allow us the opportunity to grow, to learn, to keep striving for better. (Courtesy Photo / Ruthann Hurwitz, Wikimedia)

Living & Growing: Imperfections give us room to grow

Every day, in different ways, I find myself admitting to and owning my flaws.

  • Aug 30, 2020
This piece uses Kintsug, which is the Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold.We are all flawed. These flaws, these imperfections, allow us the opportunity to grow, to learn, to keep striving for better. (Courtesy Photo / Ruthann Hurwitz, Wikimedia)
Living Growing: How we can get through coronavirus anxiety
Living Growing: How we can get through coronavirus anxiety