Columnist

teaser

Planet Alaska: A grumble of fishermen and a squabble of seagulls

Whatever we’re called as a collective, we’re a noisy bunch.

 

A bear pokes its head out of the greenery along Glacier Highway on June 13, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Slack Tide: Garbage bear talks trash

This bear says more than “Grr…”But he says that, too.

 

tease

Gimme a Smile: Fill it up with regular

I do love going out to the movies.

tease
teaser

The Salmon State: An early fall trip to Hasselborg Lake

We were already happier, ready to skip our phones across the water like stones.

teaser
The typical cocoon of a Caloptila moth, a leaf miner and leaf roller, with a plate-like cover over the pupa.

On the Trails: Small things living on leaves

I found a funny looking thing on the underside of an alder leaf.

The typical cocoon of a Caloptila moth, a leaf miner and leaf roller, with a plate-like cover over the pupa.
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.

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)
Teaser
Teaser
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)
Video

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)
Video
Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Humor columnist Geoff Kirsch celebrates ten years of laughs
Video
Humor columnist Geoff Kirsch celebrates ten years of laughs
Video
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