I grew up on a small island called Revillagigado in Southeast Alaska. There are 30 miles of main road. Tongass Avenue runs the length of Ketchikan. The mountain is on one side of Tongass and on the other side is the Pacific Ocean. The tides are drastic and can...
Growing up on the rock (Revillagegado Island – AKA Ketchikan, Alaska) One of our goals (mine anyhow) was to get off it and into the “real world” which meant “down south”. It was right up there with getting our drivers permit when we...
As I write this, I am sitting in my sister and brother-in-law’s home in Ketchikan Alaska, a very spur of the moment trip to say the least. I am listening to the quiet, the low mumble of the news in the background and the mesmerizing ticking of two clocks in the...
It Is Silent, But It Can Be Deadly.
This time of the year we often see fog developing and causing serious visibility problems while we are driving. There are different types of fog. I'll explain.
A "Doomsday Glacier?" Scientists Are Studying It.
Glacial melting has been considered a real threat to increases in sea level worldwide. Scientists are studying a special glacier that could reveal how much time is left before the potentially catastrophic rise in sea level occurs. I'll explain.
It's The New Year 2022. What's Your New Year's Resolution?
It's that time of the year again. Time for New Year's Resolutions. How did the practice of making resolutions get started. I'll explain.
A Time When We All Look For Meaning And Peace In Our Life.
It's Christmas once again and the pandemic is still hanging around. A particular Christmas hymn has been an inspiration for many people no matter what the circumstances were. I'll explain.
O Tanenbaum O Tanenbaum Where Are You?
The impact of our hot summer and intense heatwave in June has caused a problem that is complicating things now in December. There is a shortage of real Christmas trees. I'll tell you why.