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    Fur Rondy Snow Sculptures

    As you may know, Fur Rendezvous (or Fur Rondy for short) is Anchorage, Alaska’s winter carnival. It started as a three-day winter sports festival in 1935 and grew from there to a two-week festival with events from outhouse races to…

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    #Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking and Campaigns

    This year, my ongoing theme is #Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking (http://lynnlovegreen.com/letsthinkabout-critical-thinking/). I recently volunteered with the Fair Anchorage campaign. It helped defeat Prop 1, a “bathroom bill” in the Anchorage municipal election that was designed to repeal part of Anchorage’s nondiscrimination…

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    Fur Rondy and Dogs

    It’s the 81st year of Fur Rondy! Fur Rendezvous, Rondy for short, is Anchorage’s winter festival, the time of year when we do fun and silly things to blow off cabin fever. (I wrote about the origins of Fur Rondy…

  • Nome, AK, July 4, 1916

    4th of July in Alaska

    Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day. In my research, I’ve seen photos of parades in Skagway in 1898 and Nome…