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Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears of the past survived warmth
In a recent paper, scientists wrote that a small population of polar bears living off Greenland and Arctic Canada increased by 1.6 times when they… Continue reading
Coming Out: Partial Reflections
Let your verses be an adventure Scattering on the morning wind the fragrance of sweet thyme and mint… All the rest is mere literature. –Paul… Continue reading
Living & Growing: Justice proceeds from unity which comes through consultation
Before I proceed, I wish to thank Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan clans of the Tlingit people who have provided centuries of stewardship to this… Continue reading
On the Trails: Springtime fun and signs of new life
When spring finally came, it came in a rush. Cottonwood and alder leaves fairly leaped from the buds and grew rapidly toward full size. I… Continue reading
Alaska Science Forum: Feltleaf willows — Alaska’s most abundant tree
Imagine being a moose in late May…
Coming Out: Ch- ch- ch- ch- changes
It’s always a gamble, a risk, a chance. We should be stuttering.
Slack Tide: There’s More to Memorial Day than Bermuda shorts and potato salad
Break out the white shoes and cabana wear…
Living & Growing: Beyond what we know
“You stupid white people, you have no business trying to come ashore like that. You don’t know what you are doing!” Those 21 words changed… Continue reading
Gimme a Smile: AI is coming—oh wait, it’s already here
AI is on everyone’s radar these days. Artificial Intelligence — it can either make your life easier or kick you to the curb. I’m waiting… Continue reading
I Went to the Woods: Into the maze
“Into the Wild” and “The Grizzly Maze” are complex reads. To reduce Chris McCandless and Timothy Treadwell to naïve, unprepared fools who are led to… Continue reading
Pure Sole: To his father
You sir have a fine young man. I don’t know much about you. But I know a lot about your son by my interactions with… Continue reading
On the Trails: Orcas, sand lance, and a junco
The highlight of our Berners Bay cruise…
Alaska Science Forum: When river breakup came to Eagle
the Yukon River’s solid sheets were breaking into smaller pieces.
Rooted in Community: Alaska Steam Laundry and the MacKinnon Family
Perhaps sharing the leading roles in Juneau High School’s 1915 theatrical play clinched the relationship that bloomed into the MacKinnon family legacy of keeping Juneau… Continue reading
On the Trails: Spring has sprung
Early avian harbingers have been joined by lots of other species…
Pure Sole: A remembrance of my mother
The aroma of lupine lingered in the air at my mother’s deathbed.
Alaska Science Forum: Why is a moose’s nose so big?
The more you nose.
I Went to the Woods: A solid skunking
But learning never stops and often happens best when reflecting upon failure.
Living & Growing: A ‘virtuous cycle’ of service and connectedness
This is an invitation.
Resilient Peoples & Place: Cultural healing mission bonds Indigenous peoples across the Pacific
Tucked amongst the endless array of fog-coated islands that make up the Tongass National Forest, on the northwest edge of Kupreanof Island, is the small… Continue reading