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365 Days of Print: Dec 6

There are haikus in today’s paper. I’m not sure if they are part of the Holiday Haiku contest that the News-Miner is running but they – plus the fact that … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

365 Days of Print: Dec 5

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

What to do when it warms up in Fairbanks!

What do you do when it warms up in Fairbanks? Nothing. The trouble with it warming up (30 and above) is that things melt but not in the same way … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

365 Days of Print: December 2

I put the word “Power” on this collage but it’s wrong. I should have been “faith” or “believe” or…”hope.”  Hope that someone is listening, that we can get along, that … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

365 Days of Print

I’ve been planning  intending to unofficially take part in 365 Days of Print for the last few months and…well, better late than never. The Daily News-Miner is, I feel, in … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

many ways of goodbye

Drew’s granddaddy died yesterday. It brought to mind a quote I’d been carrying around my whole adult life — something about November being the best month to die. My mother … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Fairbanks Ghost Bike

There is a ghost bike in Fairbanks. Just one. And it was erected in honor  of 14-year-old Kirsten Shaye Tompkins who was killed last summer. When Drew and I arrived … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

4,243 Miles

I’m back in NYC. Fairbanks is 4,243 miles away. 3 days by car. 12 hours by plane (including airport travel and plane changes). Fairbanks looks feels very small from here. … Continue reading

January 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

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