I sometimes wonder about writing this blog, and then something like this comes along. The opportunity to share the work of a dear friend and exception poet—Linda Schandelmeier—and her second book poetry, Coming Out of Nowhere, from the University of Alaska Press.Read More
All Things Alaska, from a writer's point of view.
I’ve been reading Andromeda Romano-Lax’s blog in 49 Writers, Back in Print, Part II: Re-publishing your out-of-print book in digital format, and it reminded me that I have my own self-publishing story to tell. It’s mostly a how-to and if you’re interested, I hope you’ll read on.Read More
Yup. I did it. I found the perfect fit for my nerdy-wanna-be-alter-ego... Superhero Yoga is highly recommended, but an hour with the Norse Sword, Shield and Tactical Combat team made my day...Read More
Book Week isn't over, in Fairbanks or across the state. There are still more ways to celebrate and more books to read and author's to discover.
The Fairbanks Arts Association’s October literary reading features best-selling outdoors writer and photographer Nick Jans, reading from his book The Giant’s Hand: A Life in Arctic Alaska.Read More
Here’s a picture I took this morning of a bee on a petunia. The photograph’s ok for having been taken with my phone and lacking a better camera and lens, I wasn’t about to move in closer. We used to keep bees but not anymore. It was fun and fascinating, but we gave that hobby up a long time ago for the same reason that I don’t like to stand any closer to bees. Or wasps. Or yellow jackets. Or hornets. Or any member of the hymenoptera family. Because one day while I was walking through the woods on the way to my brother’s house, I put my hand down on a wasp and it killed me. I died.Read More