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I Went to the Woods: New year, new water
Attacking the new water with a solid program allows better transitions to the next phase.
On the Trails: Climate warming and disease spread
The effects of climate change are being felt far and wide.
Alaska Science Forum: A scientist’s view of Alaska, 150 years ago
One year before Alaska became part of America, 21-year old William Dall ascended the Yukon River on a sled, pulled by dogs. The man who… Continue reading
Resilient Peoples & Place: A year of building and reconnection
Investing in Southeast Alaska by continuing to place relationships first.
Finding a midwinter night’s roost
During the darkest days of Alaska’s winter, black-capped chickadees stuff themselves with enough seeds and frozen insects to survive 18-hour nights. Where chickadees spent those… Continue reading
Slack Tide: Great Alaskan Hanukkah or ‘Alaskanukkah’
You didn’t move all the way from New York to Alaska to reconnect with Judaism. And yet here you are, engaged in that time-honored Jewish… Continue reading
Living & Growing: A profound Christmas
We can be a profound moment in someone’s life.
On the Trails: Self-medication by many animals
Examples come from many kinds of critters.
On the Trails: Surviving winter is no small feat
Here’s how some diminutive vertebrates do it.
Alaska Science Forum: The dark season turns on winter solstice
One winter day not long ago, a reporter from the Sacramento Bee called. She had read a story I wrote about life at 40 below… Continue reading
Slack Tide: Ranchin’ Out
“Bring me my ranch dressing hose!”
I Went to the Woods: Watch and learn
Planet Alaska: Winter words
Phrases and words to use to create a Lingít language immersion outing in the winter.
Alaska Science Forum: Ancient moose antlers hint of early arrival
When a great deal of Earth’s water was locked up within mountains of ice, our ancestors scampered across a dry corridor from what is today… Continue reading
November brings bright sights
A good snowfall in early November drew us out to enjoy the brightened landscape…
I Went to the Woods: Tireless thankfulness
One should never tire of writing columns about gratitude. I hope I never do.
Planet Alaska: Salmon gratitudes
What are we grateful for today? Is it our heritage, our homes, our art, elders, our food?
Resilient Peoples & Place: Food sovereignty, wellness and healing at UAS’ 2nd Annual Community Feast
“I hope you feel a sense of being together and united on this place.”
Alaska Science Forum: A man of the mountain, and its willows
When you are a young boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, sniffing warm pastries your father has placed in the window of his… Continue reading
On the Trails: A wide world of webs
There are wonderfully diverse ways of using silk to detect and capture prey.