This and That

Posted on January 31, 2013

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I love the thought of having a ski helmet or hat that is modeled after this awesome paper Thor hat that my son kindly let me wear

I love the thought of having a ski helmet or hat that is modeled after this awesome paper Thor mask that my son kindly let me wear

A year has passed and then some since my first post in fish*wine*ski and I didn’t want the whole month of January to go by without posting something. I have been enjoying a little of each of my favorite things, but not a lot of any. It’s all right, it’s okay, my love for fish, namely salmon, has kept me from doing as much on my skis as I would like, but I get out when I can. Some memorable wine experiences have been folded into the mix as well.

A couple of beauties that I was able to share with my sister when she came to visit Juneau

A couple of beauties that I was able to share with my sister when she came to visit Juneau

 

My kids are becoming more a part of the unique Juneau ski culture and community. It is a great nursery for building the love of both alpine and nordic pursuits.

My Juneau Kids Striding and Skating at Eagle Beach Campground

My Juneau Kids Striding and Skating at Eagle Beach Campground

When it comes to protecting the abundant wild salmon stocks that Alaska possesses we face some mighty obstacles. Unfortunately, many of our lawmakers have their sights set on developments that would disrupt spawning and rearing habitat for salmon. Alaskans have the opportunity to weigh in on one issue by asking that their State Senators and Representatives continue to allow individuals and groups to apply to reserve water in streams to maintain enough flow to support salmon. Currently there is a bill being put forth in the legislature that would eliminate this right. This is just one small indication of the State of Alaska’s current political climate. I feel that there is too much to cover on this topic at this point and just want to take a moment to check in and say, “Hi!” I miss posting regularly, but am happy to be working toward protecting salmon and hopefully contributing to preventing the proposed Pebble Mine from being developed.

Be well and do good work-to paraphrase the words of Garrison Keiller

Mel

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