Northern Lights

Looking Ahead

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And saying goodbye

First Snow

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Early delights of the season

Heading to Nanwalek

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And hoping for a smooth approach

Election Day

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The more things change?

Playing at Survival

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Learning to forage, 4,000 miles from here

Outbreak

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Evergreens gone brown

Closing Up and Putting Away

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The summer is gone; so too are the crowds

Thinking Locally

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If you dream it, you can do it

A Good Day Fishing

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From the bountiful bay

And Now It’s Fall

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The warmth was all too fleeting

Dispatch from the Veggie Patch

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

Berry-Addled

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The local bounty of summer

Back Home from Fish Camp

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Notes from a working holiday

Beach Days

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The ominous portents of sun and sand

Off to Fish Camp

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The art of disconnecting and reconnecting

Returning From Outside

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Sometimes you have to get away

Cartography

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Daydreaming about land and water

Lone Moose Calf

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Rituals of the wild

A Walk With Wendy

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A trip into the past

Tourist Town

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Getting away from the throngs

Saturday Morning Hike

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Memories deepen this cherished place

The Dump

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Some things should not be buried and forgotten

Clean-Up Day

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Here’s to a little springtime amnesia

In Praise of Ditches

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Things both wondrous and necessary

Spring Arrivals

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The new music of the season

Entering Anemone Territory

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A morning’s adventure on the flats

The Neighborhood

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Everywhere the signs of life, and death

Jarl, the Trapper

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The lonely cold of the Bush awaits

Easter in the Snow

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Gathering at the yurt on a wintry spring day

Signs of Spring

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Stop and pick the nettles

Flying Out

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In praise of the small airport

Iditarod

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When the mushers approach, the village comes out to watch

A Trip to the Ski Hill

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

The Coffee Shop

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Where everybody knows your name

Chickens of the North

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Brighter days mean freer range

Yurt, Part Two

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Journey to the country house

Tele

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A return to native waters

Earthquake

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What to do when the ground starts to shake?

The Trail We All Will Travel By

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An elegy for Eva

Die-Off

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What is happening to Alaska’s murres?

Through Rain, Wind, and Ice

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The changing face of winter

Out of the Darkness

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An Alaskan Holiday

Reality TV Hits Home

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It’s not all wild salmon and moose

Food Security

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Beyond necessity lie culture and community

Giving Thanks

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Notes from the North

Yurt

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Part One

Memo from the Beach Behind the Hockey Rink

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Things seen and noted

Of Bikes and Bears

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Stepping out into one’s surroundings with caution

Burn the Darkness, Burn the Loss

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At a bonfire on the beach

Visiting Day in Salmon School

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Customs of a country

The President Comes to the Neighborhood

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The News from Alaska

Falling Back to the Beginning

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As the skies darken, panic sets in