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Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.

Slack Tide: My especially Alaskan life

It’s more than a lack of Trader Joe’s.

  • Jul 2, 2022
  • Geoff Kirsch For the Juneau Empire
Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.
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Gimme a Smile: Cooking with the kids

There is a love triangle at my house, between parents, kids and food.

  • Jun 25, 2022
  • By Peggy McKee Barnhill
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Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: It is Germane, Part 2

It was nothing like an epiphany. Instead, it was a slowly gathering storm.

  • Jun 24, 2022
  • By Jane Hale
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
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Living Growing: Strive to enter

What was the mission of Christ here on earth?

  • Jun 23, 2022
  • By Joab Cano
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Thank you letter for the week of June 19

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Jun 19, 2022
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Melissa McCormick, left, accepts a check from State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas for the Find Your Fire nonprofit as part of a State Farm outreach program. (Courtesy photo / State Farm)

Insurance company donates $10,000 to local nonprofit

It was part of a program where 100 agents selected organizations to award grants to.

Melissa McCormick, left, accepts a check from State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas for the Find Your Fire nonprofit as part of a State Farm outreach program. (Courtesy photo / State Farm)
Chief Ed Mercer presents Robert Partin an award for bravery during the Juneau Police Department’s annual award ceremony on June 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Man talks receiving Citizen’s Award for Bravery

Snowy streets and foul weather could have been a recipe for disaster.

Chief Ed Mercer presents Robert Partin an award for bravery during the Juneau Police Department’s annual award ceremony on June 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: What does giving grace mean?

I’ve heard that word a lot over the past few years.

  • Jun 16, 2022
  • By Donna Leigh
Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

It Is Germane. Part 1

What does my recent sojourn in Florida have to do with my coming out? Reader, it is germane.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
If warm weather and blue skies aren't enough to tell it's summer in Juneau, Slack Tide offers up 36 other sure signs of the season. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Slack Tide: 36 Signs Summer is Back in Juneau

The return of whales, salmon and tourists… and, of course, closeout deals on steer manure.

If warm weather and blue skies aren't enough to tell it's summer in Juneau, Slack Tide offers up 36 other sure signs of the season. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Tari Stage-Harvey (Courtesy photo)

Living & Growing: Healing and a hand to hold

“You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”

  • Jun 10, 2022
  • By Tari Stage-Harvey
Tari Stage-Harvey (Courtesy photo)
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Recognitions for the week of June 5

Honors and awards.

  • Jun 5, 2022
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Living & Growing: Passing another mile marker

Though we are moving away, our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers will always be near.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • By the Rev. Dan Wiese
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Gimme a Smile: Living in a time of greatness

We are living in a time of greatness.

  • May 27, 2022
  • By Peggy McKee Barnhill
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Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: A living name

Names that live and breathe like we do, and that sometimes change like we do.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
Laura Rorem (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Let faith be our social media guide

“What is our responsibility as people of faith in addressing the toxic reality of social media?

  • May 26, 2022
  • By Laura Rorem
Laura Rorem (Courtesy Photo)
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Slack Tide: Good day, sunshine

Good morning, good morning, here comes the sun king.

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Living & Growning: Building vibrant communities together

Collectively, we know there is work to be done to build a better tomorrow.

  • May 19, 2022
  • By Adam Bauer
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Recognitions for the week of May 15.

Honors and awards.

  • May 15, 2022
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Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: My second skin

I’m sloughing off those old pernicious ideas and wearing a second skin.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)