Are Alaskans Unique Enough for “Reality” TV?

By , April 20, 2017

At an Easter dinner with friends, we enjoyed stimulating conversation on a variety of topics. One that struck me particularly focused on “reality” television shows. One of us asked: Why are people so interested in Alaska? After all, “we’re just like anybody else anywhere else.” She finds it hard to believe that Alaskans could hold the public interest and imagination well enough to justify television shows.

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Waiting for Hummingbirds

By , April 17, 2017

Late spring always brings a sense of anticipation to the homestead. We’re eagerly awaiting the herring run and the accompanying humpback whales, orcas, and  Dolly Varden char. We anticipate fresh garden and wild greens, and warmer weather. With all of this, one wouldn’t think that the arrival of hummingbirds tops our list. Yet, it does.

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