Tag: Cordova Chronicles

A ‘walk-off’ to remember 

Once a uniquely American sport, baseball has grown in popularity all over the world. Countless nationalities are represented on major league rosters these days. That...

There went the sun 

By now the total eclipse of the sun on April 8, 2024 is old news.   Due to its path along the eastern part of the...

Farewell to Dorene, Cordova’s Sourdough Queen 

Every small town has one — an isolated little restaurant tucked away that only locals know, where they gather for food and gossip on...

Finding peace on Hinchinbrook Island 

One of the pleasures of writing Cordova Chronicles is the things that pop up on my computer in response. Consider this e-mail recently forwarded...

Go Arnie Go 

Basketball is a sport than can create tense moments; that’s why we love it. Managing and channeling that pressure is one of the lessons of...

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,”...
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