Thursday, July 18, 2024

A “T” on the curtain 

Basketball season is approaching its climax, and there is little doubt that Naismith’s invention is the biggest sport in Alaska. From the smallest village...

The night it rained Ravens 

Recently the Cordova boys topped Eielson at the Valdez Elks Tournament.  That triggered memories of the days when Cordova, Valdez, and Eielson were all in...

More ‘Go Dog Go’ 

Recently I wrote about Olaf Gildnes’s dog Jake that did a runner on he and Dick Renner while pheasant hunting in eastern Washington state.  It...

“Go Dog Go” 

One of my favorite books is “Go Dog Go” by P.D. Eastman.    A children’s book, it has marvelous illustrations of comic-character dogs exhibiting all kinds...

The Beatles got it right 

After several days of rain, Saturday, Jan. 6 dawned with streaks of pink clouds amidst a blue sky. Wearing hiking boots equipped with “buds,”...

A New Year’s resolution: Civility 

Long ago, a young George Washington penned an obscure set of guidelines titled “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.”  How I...

A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is much about traditions, and as families gather to celebrate, these memorable practices are part of what makes the holidays so special.  Often, something...

Whitshed or Whiteshed

In 1912 the U.S. Navy built a pair of 200-foot radio communication towers at a place named in various documents as Point Whitshed or...

A truce between eagles and swans

The days are becoming shorter, and waterfowl are banding up for their migration to warmer climes.  Out on the Copper River Delta, a sure sign...

Despite lighthouse, Cordova’s Rose Lodge in peril

Nestled on the southern banks of Odiak Slough a mile out Whitshed Road is the iconic Cordova Rose Lodge. The large two-story structure sits...