web-posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
In the summer of 2000, I was living in Paris. There was a major anthropological conference there, and my friends Dick and Nora Dauenhauer came over to listen in.
web-posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Born on Jan. 1, 1927, Tlingit woman Carol Feller Brady decided to share her life experiences in “Through the Storm Towards the Sun.” Brady’s tale was originally written as a letter to her five children as part of her alcohol therapy, but it turned into something more.
web-posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The axis around which our rural community of Meyers Chuck revolves is the state-installed dock. So we decided to have a boat party at it late this summer to reunite members of our far flung family.
web-posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Petersburg Rainforest Festival had its 10th anniversary this year. The community has a solid foraging community that shares those connections with others. As part of the event, they usually have events in both Petersburg and nearby, such as boat excursions to glaciers off the Stikine Icefield. This year I went along for the naturalist trip up the river.
web-posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017
When I was a kid I thought of it as like living in an elevator. Our house rose and fell daily with the tides. Now, I hardly notice the elevator-element until in the middle of summer after a long series of low tides where my house might not float at all for a week. Then one day there’s a large high tide and I get a sudden sensation of height, as if my house is floating on air, as if there are a zillion colorful ballons tied to it about to waft me on my way to Paradise Falls.
web-posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Nancy Reagan once said, “A woman is like a teabag–only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” On May 3, 1829, at the young age of nineteen, that is precisely where Elisabeth de Rossillon found herself–in hot water! While walking down the street on the outskirts of the city of Reval in Estonia, she caught the eye of Baron Ferdinand von Wrangell who exclaimed, “Behold this angelic face. Truly, I have never seen anything like it.” A few days later, Ferdinand proposed and three weeks later they wed.
web-posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Currently, the Forest Service allows 60 tourists per day to visit Anan between July 5 and Aug. 25. That figure hasn’t changed significantly in about 20 years, and demand is building like rising waters behind a dam.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Several commercial Alaska oyster farmers are back in business after state testing showed their respective shellfish contained greater-than-allowed levels of naturally occurring toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, a potentially fatal illness.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Happy Mollusk Zine by Diego SunWoo Kindred Post 145 South Franklin St. 4:30-7 p.m. Diego SunWoo (age 8) will be releasing the first four volumes of his new zine, Happy Mollusk. Happy Mollusk features drawings and stories inspired by pop culture and sea life. Come meet the tiny artist and get your zine signed.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
“When is it my turn to use the sledgehammer?” Astraea, the 12-year-old girl we have staying with us this summer, demanded.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Rowboat travel, even in boats with a sail like Oiselle, is usually sea turtle travel. They’re slow and bound by weather and tides but they see more and they can navigate oceans.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
After years of preparation, this summer’s the time to jump into feature length film-making. “The Last 40 Miles” is a survival drama set in Southeast Alaska set to film in September 2017. The actors are Kamy Bruder and Brady Roberts, both with film credits already to their names, coming up to Alaska for the first time to spend a week filming in the woods.
web-posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The question was: how to move a building from point A to point B in the bush with only one or two men?