Miranda Weiss

Miranda Weiss is a science and nature writer in Homer, Alaska. The author of Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, she also wrote the Northern Lights blog for our website.

Alaska After the Quake

You can only rebuild so much

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Courage Before the Thaw

Portraits of Alaskan women on the precipice of climate change

by Miranda Weiss | Monday, March 05, 2018

Looking Ahead

And saying goodbye

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 27, 2016

First Snow

Early delights of the season

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 20, 2016

Heading to Nanwalek

And hoping for a smooth approach

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 13, 2016

Election Day

The more things change?

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 06, 2016

Playing at Survival

Learning to forage, 4,000 miles from here

by Miranda Weiss | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Outbreak

Evergreens gone brown

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, September 22, 2016

Closing Up and Putting Away

The summer is gone; so too are the crowds

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, September 15, 2016

Walking in the Dark

Sometimes you don’t want to look straight ahead

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, September 08, 2016

Thinking Locally

If you dream it, you can do it

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, September 01, 2016

A Good Day Fishing

From the bountiful bay

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, August 25, 2016

And Now It’s Fall

The warmth was all too fleeting

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dispatch from the Veggie Patch

They ruined butter lettuce, but didn’t touch the kale

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Berry-Addled

The local bounty of summer

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, August 04, 2016

Back Home from Fish Camp

Notes from a working holiday

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beach Days

The ominous portents of sun and sand

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off to Fish Camp

The art of disconnecting and reconnecting

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Returning From Outside

Sometimes you have to get away

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, July 07, 2016

Cartography

Daydreaming about land and water

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, June 23, 2016

The End of Summer

After the solstice, it’s all downhill

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lone Moose Calf

Rituals of the wild

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Walk With Wendy

A trip into the past

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, June 09, 2016

Tourist Town

Getting away from the throngs

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, June 02, 2016

Saturday Morning Hike

Memories deepen this cherished place

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Dump

Some things should not be buried and forgotten

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Clean-Up Day

Here’s to a little springtime amnesia

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Easter in the Snow

Gathering at the yurt on a wintry spring day

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, March 31, 2016

Jarl, the Trapper

The lonely cold of the Bush awaits

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, April 07, 2016

Spring Arrivals

The new music of the season

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, April 28, 2016

In Praise of Ditches

Things both wondrous and necessary

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, May 05, 2016

Entering Anemone Territory

A morning’s adventure on the flats

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Neighborhood

Everywhere the signs of life, and death

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Signs of Spring

Stop and pick the nettles

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Trail We All Will Travel By

An elegy for Eva

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, January 21, 2016

Flying Out

In praise of the small airport

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Iditarod

When the mushers approach, the village comes out to watch

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Trip to the Ski Hill

Thoughts on oil, the economy, and our increasingly elusive snow

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, March 03, 2016

The Coffee Shop

Where everybody knows your name

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, February 25, 2016

Chickens of the North

Brighter days mean freer range

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yurt, Part Two

Journey to the country house

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tele

A return to native waters

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, February 04, 2016

Earthquake

What to do when the ground starts to shake?

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, January 28, 2016

Die-Off

What is happening to Alaska’s murres?

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Through Rain, Wind, and Ice

The changing face of winter

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, January 07, 2016

Out of the Darkness

An Alaskan Holiday

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, December 17, 2015

Reality TV Hits Home

It’s not all wild salmon and moose

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Food Security

Beyond necessity lie culture and community

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, December 03, 2015

Giving Thanks

Notes from the North

by Miranda Weiss | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Yurt

Part One

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Memo from the Beach Behind the Hockey Rink

Things seen and noted

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, November 12, 2015

Falling Back to the Beginning

As the skies darken, panic sets in

by Miranda Weiss | Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Of Bikes and Bears

Stepping out into one’s surroundings with caution

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, November 05, 2015

Burn the Darkness, Burn the Loss

At a bonfire on the beach

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Visiting Day in Salmon School

Customs of a country

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 22, 2015

The President Comes to the Neighborhood

The News from Alaska

by Miranda Weiss | Thursday, October 15, 2015

Our Beastly Friends

A literary walk on the wild side

by Miranda Weiss | Monday, September 08, 2014

Wrestling the Moose

Jefferson debunked a French theory of natural history, launching American exceptionalism

by Miranda Weiss | Tuesday, December 01, 2009