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The author managed to take a grouse despite being deep in thought for a good half hour of his deer hunt. He made jalapeno poppers that night.
Internal dialogue of a hunter (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)

I Went to the Woods: The internal dialogue of a hunter

There is always something that comes to mind when I am outside.

 

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Slack Tide: Alaskæpœdia: Everything You Want to Know About the Last Frontier… And Less — Rain

Or, as some Alaskans like to call it “liquid sunshine.”

 

True gratitude is being able to look at a fishless afternoon and be content. (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)

I Went to the Woods: Feeling gratitude, even for wet socks

Maybe it’s my duty as a human to enjoy doing simple things that many take for granted.

True gratitude is being able to look at a fishless afternoon and be content. (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a handful of thimbleberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: The way to the thimbleberry patch

These tart and sweet berries resemble a small red thimble.

This photo shows a handful of thimbleberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
The small white flowers of sticky asphodel may be pollinated by small flies. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
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On the Trails: A not at all mythical sticky situation

A pretty little perennial plant, sometimes called sticky asphodel, grows in many of our muskegs.

The small white flowers of sticky asphodel may be pollinated by small flies. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
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Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Humor columnist Geoff Kirsch celebrates ten years of laughs
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Humor columnist Geoff Kirsch celebrates ten years of laughs
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Planet Alaska: Turn Back the Tide on Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse in Alaska
Planet Alaska: Turn Back the Tide on Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse in Alaska