• Denali, from Cook Inlet
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    Winter Solstice

    Note: I’m running an encore blog post while I catch up with family and friends over the holidays. Earlier versions of this post appeared in the AKRWA blog and this blog.  To Alaskans, solstice is a big day. Our lives…

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    Holiday Gingerbread Village

    In Anchorage, Alaska, the Captain Cook Hotel displays a gingerbread village during the holidays. Chef Joe Hickel makes it from scratch every year, and it is an amazing thing to see. It’s part of our family’s holiday tradition; we used…