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Winter 2015

Winter 2015

ITS SPRING! You have no idea how beautiful of a thing that is. Even though I’m in New England, where as I’ve said before, Spring is mainly that muddy time when the snow has melted but we’re not really warm yet. After an East Coast winter that pretty...
Nenana Ice Classic – Alaska’s ice melt lottery

Nenana Ice Classic – Alaska’s ice melt lottery

Alaska’s biggest lottery involves waiting for the ice to crack in a tiny town near Fairbanks.   On March 8th – the day the tripod went up – it was -4 in Nenana, and the ice was a respectable 38 inches thick. A bit thinner then some years, but...
Running of the Reindeer – Anchorage, Alaska

Running of the Reindeer – Anchorage, Alaska

“You know I’ve never known-a the streets of Pamplona, I’ve never walked the shores of sunny Spain I’ve still got a hankering for the ice and snow of Anchorage - I’m happiest when Rondy comes again  . . .” “And though...
Hanging Out in Airports: Fairbanks International

Hanging Out in Airports: Fairbanks International

Airports in Alaska tend towards the utilitarian. The fanciest, in Anchorage and Juneau, have every amenity a modern airport can offer. But the most basic are, at heart, shipping facilities. The fact that some fraction of that ‘shipping’ is passengers only...

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