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 […]

Posted in: Bristol Bay, Culture, Fish, Salmon

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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Fishing Partner’s Birthday

August 4, 2012

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Today marks the 11th year since you were born into this world, but you have been an important part of my life since before that day. I can remember relaxing with the family in between fishing tides the summer you were born. We were on the couch and you were stretching and waving to everybody […]

Posted in: Bristol Bay, Culture, Fish, Salmon
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