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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…

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    Time to Read!

    With so many of us stuck at home, it’s a great time for reading. I have been reading books I’ve been saving for a special time or meaning to get to. That’s led to an eclectic mix of fiction and…

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    Joe Spenard, Anchorage Character

    Ever heard about the Spenard neighborhood in Anchorage and wondered about its namesake? Joe Spenard was one of our early characters. Joe Spenard was originally from Canada, and he and his wife Edith ran various businesses in Valdez before they…