One Night On Tustumena

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The world is so wide here, I can see clear into yesterday from where I stand. This lake was once, a lifetime ago, home to trappers and homesteaders; those with a spirit adventurous enough to journey the miles of wilderness and settle here, in this pristine land. It’s said they followed the river to its […]

Adoption Pending

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He came to us in the summer, four years ago with a chip on his shoulder, a mouth with no filter, and a yearning for something solid.  Just six years old, he’d seen things…oh yes, he’d seen some things. The parents’ rights have been terminated.  The threat of reunification is long past and his memories […]

Just Another Scenic Sunday

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In case you’ve never seen Alaska…or just need a  little piece of home! (click READ MORE to view the rest) Russian River, Cooper Landing, Alaska Caribou Hills, Ninilchik, Alaska Skilak Lake, Sterling, Alaska Mount Redoubt, from Ninilchik, Alaska

Without A Paddle

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Sandi and I had escaped, kid free…which says a lot considering between us we have thirteen children…and were laughing our way across Tustumena lake headed for Nikolai Creek to spot some grizzly bears through our telephotos. We intended to stake out the creek until dark if we had to, just for the perfect shot.  Photo, […]

A Letter To My Spouse

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I was thinking about us today.  Remembering those years when you had hair and I had a waistline.  Back when we sat, feet to feet on the couch, scheming our next adventure late into the night.  It was a time when it all seemed doable and barriers were more like speed bumps than impossibilities. When, […]

Beach Walk

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 Almost every day in the summer months…and sometimes in the winter too…I walk along the shores of the Cook Inlet here in Ninilchik, Alaska.  After a big storm is the best time since you find more treasures…some would call them junk.  I like to photograph them as they sit, untouched…and continue on my way.  Here […]

The Pilot Fell-A-What?

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I’ve gotten used to flying in small planes. In fact, I prefer it immensely over large planes. I figure, if a forty ton jet loses an engine, we’re all toast. There’s no way out of that one. But if a tiny plane, the kind that appear to be made from paper gum wrappers and glue […]

Going Backwoodsier…Our Off-Grid Dream

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From the home site… Not everybody’s idea of a dream come true involves the potential for being eaten by bears…but tonight when I found my third pile of fresh bear poo in as many trips to my new land, I knew my dreams were coming true right before my feet. Not that I want to […]