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    Alaskan Gardening

    I’m starting to put in my garden for the year. Our signal that it’s time for planting is when the birch tree leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear. When I was growing up, that was always Memorial Day, but in the last few years, that’s been closer to the middle of May. Cole crops often do well in Alaska due to the cool temperatures, but many vegetables and flowers like the long summer days. While some other gardeners have to deal with deer, here we hope the moose don’t eat everything. Knock on wood, the tall enclosure seems…

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    Wellness 2020 Update

    I was going to focus on wellness this year. (See https://lynnlovegreen.com/2020-a-promising-year/.) Ironic, I know, in the year of a pandemic when people are hyper-aware of wellness or having trouble staying healthy or worse. My heart aches for everyone affected. May…

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    Nuts and Bolts for Newbie Writers

    I’ve been writing seriously for about fifteen years. I’ve learned a lot in that time, some things from listening to others and some from making plenty of mistakes of my own. While I can’t share everything in one post, here…

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    #StayAtHome Teen Writing Prompts

    I’m stuck at home, like most of us, and looking for a way to help the teens who are suddenly doing distance education. I applaud all the teachers who are coming up with wonderful virtual lessons, but remote learning can…

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    April in Alaska

    Early April means winter in Alaska. We’re having temperatures between 20 and 40 degrees F in southcentral Alaska, mostly in the 30s. It’s warm enough to go outside, but kind of slushy for skiing. Here are some photos I took…