Big Furry Rodents

19 April 2017        6.00 PM     51 F  Sunny Alaska is a great place to live. There are no snakes, no biting creepy crawlies – well excluding the one wee spider that isn’t even supposed to be that bad, no need to check your boots before you put them on in … More Big Furry Rodents

Happy New Year

11 Feb 2017        6.00 PM     3 F     Clear and sunny Tradition has it that I post a photograph of our Happy Crew at their gate, taken on New Year’s Day. I can’t quite recall how this particular “tradition” started, and unfortunately, I forgot to take one this year. … More Happy New Year

Silver Linings

21 May 2014       6.00 PM       65 F       Cloudy Regular readers will have been poised on the edge of their seats awaiting the “Spring Break Up” edition. Occasional readers will be much more of the “meh” , he’s going to whine about break up again. And any … More Silver Linings

Roar for Joar

24 March 2014       2.30 PM      37 F      Sunny It’s hardly been the winter we had planned for ourselves or our dogs.  In saying that, it’s hardly been a season that could be described as winter for most of us here in Alaska. We’ve been inundated with images and … More Roar for Joar

Winter in Alaska

26 January 2014     3.00  PM    36 F      Cloudy Cold and covered snow. That’s usually what most people say when asked what Alaska is like in the winter. And generally, that would be a fairly reasonable assumption or guess. However, if that is your guess too, then I’m afraid that one  would be failing to take … More Winter in Alaska


11 January 2014    3.00 PM      17 F    Overcast “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu” I will confess to having struggled with the acceptance of my fate and circumstances … More Acceptance

Just Because

8 June 2013     2.30 PM        69 F       Sunny My last entry reminded me that I had failed in my duty to whine extensively about how dreadful break up had been this Spring. And you know how much I hate to disappoint, so here goes. Some of you … More Just Because