Frozen Asset

December 5, 2012

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It is December and the State of Alaska’s Board of Fish is meeting in Naknek to deliberate over proposals that will affect sport, subsistence and commercial regulations throughout the state. The cold is extreme and weather in different parts of the state caused the conference to start late because of travel delays. The conference is […]

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Happy Birthday Love!

November 16, 2012

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It’s sunny and beautiful, it’s our vacation and it’s a good day to have a Birthday! Let’s celebrate! If I could pick any bottle to share with you it would be one that we have already shared years ago as we were getting ready to celebrate with friends. Even in the midst of our preparations we […]

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Year One

November 11, 2012

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It’s our first anniversary and a lot has happened in this year, but our lives began intertwining long ago. We have been chasing each other around Alaska, the U.S. and, now, the globe since before the new Millenium and now it’s time to celebrate. I found us a bottle of grower-produced Champagne from a hallowed […]

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I Vote Salmon

November 6, 2012

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Today is an important day to cast your vote in the hopes that the outcome will align with your beliefs and what is meaningful to you. Many of you know that salmon mean a great deal to me, my family, and friends. Reading a piece this morning written about the work that was done by […]

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First Glide of the Season

October 30, 2012

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After over a week of dry and sunny weather in Juneau, which I made the most of, we awoke to snow this morning. Snow at sea-level covering our cars and blowing sideways through the cast of the streetlights. I knew it was time to try for some skiing so I loaded up our dog and […]

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It’s Happening!

September 30, 2012

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I don’t have a picture to show off what I finally witnessed this season, but the feeling for those who know and appreciate what I am talking about is enough. It has been raining like mad at sea level in Juneau and I have been wondering what is happening on the mountaintops, but it has […]

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The Happy Birthday Salon

August 25, 2012

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It is said that exceptional wines come from places of power. Places that were at one time seabed, before the ocean receded, and were then lifted during geological shift. Many Grand Cru sites were initially given this designation because of the power that was recognized by monks who could see the quality of the land […]

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Dam It, No!

August 22, 2012

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Twitter is an amazing tool for linking people to other people and what is happening in the world. Just yesterday I was connected to an issue that I had heard bits and pieces about over recent years in a way that I would not have expected to be affected by so profoundly. When I dug […]

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Blueberry Hill

August 19, 2012

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Little tundra blueberries are a flavor-packed miracle to experience. I have found them in the tundra of Bristol Bay and interior Alaska, but have had the most luck finding them in Alpine environments. It’s a nice coincidence for me that the best berry patches I have found are adjacent to ski areas I have enjoyed […]

Posted in: Skiing

49 Years

August 15, 2012

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Congratulations Mom and Dad! May you have 49 more years of love and fishing. In celebration I am sending you virtual glasses of champagne that you enjoyed at my house a couple of years ago. Cheers, x’s and o’s. Mel

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