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    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it focuses on being thankful for what we have, and on two universal things: food and loved ones. I love to cook, and Thanksgiving dinner is both a touchstone and cause for celebration. Food, especially traditional dishes like the ones at Thanksgiving, is a great way to share our heritage and enjoy deliciousness with others. Family, whether the traditional one or whatever combination of loved ones we have, is what makes life most enjoyable. Combining the two for a whole day in my own home is a highlight of the year for me. However…

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    Thanks for voting!

    I am writing this on Election Day before the results are posted because it’s not about who won or lost, but that we have this right and responsibility to vote. I am grateful to live in a country that has…

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    Fall in Alaska

    It’s past mid-October, so we’ve put the garden to bed and changed to studded tires. We could get snow anytime. But for now, there’s still a few leaves on the trees and it’s been a lovely autumn. Here are a…

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    Alaska Book Week 2018

    If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably noticed we have Alaska Book Week every October. It’s a nice way to give a shoutout for Alaska books and authors. There’s a lot going on this year, so I’ll…