Neighbors

Laura Rorem stands on a ferry retreat circa 2004. (Courtesy Photo )

Living & GrowingThe gift of the wilderness

Lent begins in the wilderness — Jesus’ and our own.

  • Mar 17, 2022
  • By Laura Rorem
Laura Rorem stands on a ferry retreat circa 2004. (Courtesy Photo )
Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.

Slack Tide: 5 stages of winter weather grief

Hope ‘springs’ eternal?

  • Mar 12, 2022
  • By Geoff Kirsch
Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.
Page Bridges (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Northern Light

“I intend to show the world that there is no limit to the possible and no force stronger than love.”

  • Mar 10, 2022
  • By Page Bridges
Page Bridges (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank you letter for the week of March 6

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Mar 4, 2022
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Recognitions for the week of March 6

Honors and awards.

  • Mar 4, 2022
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"My most beloved childhood memories are of my grandmother—the taste of her cooking; the sight of her coming home from her job at the bakery down the street; the songs she loved—Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Old Rugged Cross” was one of her favorites and is still one of mine," writes Jane Hale. (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: My grandmother Agnes

It pleases me to think that maybe I’m growing into her loveliness.

"My most beloved childhood memories are of my grandmother—the taste of her cooking; the sight of her coming home from her job at the bakery down the street; the songs she loved—Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Old Rugged Cross” was one of her favorites and is still one of mine," writes Jane Hale. (Courtesy Photo)
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Living & Growing: A brother and sister story

How did a nice Jewish girl from Baltimore, Maryland, end up with an Afghan brother?

  • Mar 3, 2022
  • Trish Turner Custard
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Slack Tide: 27 random thoughts while staring out the window waiting for snow again

By Geoff Kirsch 1. What happened to all our snow? 2. And what happened to the Canadian reggae singer Snow? You know, he scored a… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2022
  • By Geoff Kirsch
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Gimme a Smile: Do I have the right stuff?

Despite the national trend toward decluttering, there are various legitimate reasons to keep stuff…

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Guy Crockroft (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: The hope of heaven

Mary asked “Where’s daddy?” Mom said “He’s in heaven.”

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • Guy Crockroft
Guy Crockroft (Courtesy Photo)
Jane Hale

Coming Out: How to cross a desert and coming out as myself

Call me the breeze. Or call me Jane.

Jane Hale
Joab Cano

Living & Growing: The love of God

Someone may ask: What is the love of God?

  • Feb 17, 2022
  • By Joab Cano
Joab Cano
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Recognitions for the week of Feb. 13

Local students earn academic honors.

  • Feb 13, 2022
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“To some, the Winter Olympics represent an opportunity for the nations of Earth to unite in peace (and spandex),” writes Geoff Kirsch. “To others, they symbolize planetary inequality and toxic nationalism. For everyone, the 2022 Beijing Winter Games are a great excuse to spend 16 days glued to the TV firmly convinced you’re doing something worthwhile.” (Bryan Turner / Unsplash)

Slack Tide: Olym-pics or it didn’t happen

As you watch the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics unfold, consider these ponderables…

  • Feb 11, 2022
  • By Geoff Kirsch
“To some, the Winter Olympics represent an opportunity for the nations of Earth to unite in peace (and spandex),” writes Geoff Kirsch. “To others, they symbolize planetary inequality and toxic nationalism. For everyone, the 2022 Beijing Winter Games are a great excuse to spend 16 days glued to the TV firmly convinced you’re doing something worthwhile.” (Bryan Turner / Unsplash)
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Recognitions for the week of Feb. 6

Local students earn academic honors.

  • Feb 6, 2022
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Living & Growing: Making an effort to widen the circle

We strive to help care for our neighbors, after all, we’re all in this together.

  • Feb 3, 2022
  • By Pay McLear
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Floyd Dryden Middle School students took first place in a Battle of the Book competition. (Courtesy Photo / Sheila Degener)

One for the books

Floyd Dryden students come out on top in competition.

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
Floyd Dryden Middle School students took first place in a Battle of the Book competition. (Courtesy Photo / Sheila Degener)
Julie Hamilton (left), Roxy Felkl (right) in the Cancer Connection Office. (Courtesy Photo / Julie DeLong)

Thank you letters for the week of Jan. 30, 2022

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Jan 28, 2022
Julie Hamilton (left), Roxy Felkl (right) in the Cancer Connection Office. (Courtesy Photo / Julie DeLong)
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Gimme a Smile: A whole universe of what ifs

What if…?

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • By Peggy McKee Barnhill
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Joab Cano is a missionary for the Light of the World Church. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: What is the purpose of life?

This question has always emerged throughout the history of mankind.

  • Jan 27, 2022
  • By Joab Cano
Joab Cano is a missionary for the Light of the World Church. (Courtesy Photo)