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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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    Summer Solstice, Alaska Style

    Happy Solstice!   Solstice is a big deal in Alaska. Because of the dramatic change in sunlight, we really notice the difference between the longest day and the shortest day. Whether you think of it as a part of old…

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    The 1964 Earthquake

    Here in Alaska we refer to it as the ’64 earthquake, the Good Friday earthquake, or just the quake, as in, “Were you here for the quake?”   On March 27, 1964, Southcentral Alaska experienced one of the biggest earthquakes…

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    We’re having a party!

    Rachel Epstein, the Events Coordinator at the UAA Bookstore, is a good friend. Even before I was published, we daydreamed about me having a book signing event at the bookstore. When I got a book contract, those daydreams blossomed into…

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    Blue Skies, Warm Days At Last!

    It is finally summer here in Southcentral Alaska, the last week of May 2013. Usually we start feeling the sun’s warmth in mid-May, but we got a chilly spring, and then it snowed the weekend of May 18th and that…