Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

To Unlalaska Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. It is one of my new favorite places. It’s so remote, wild, beautiful, and desolate, what with no trees and few people, and yet it is also a major port for trans world shipping and fishing boats, home to huge seafood...
Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

“How many ways can I find to be kind? How can I express my affection or my respect: what can I do to show compassion or extend encouragement to others?… The options are beyond number. The key is not to stumble upon such an opportunity, but to be...
The end of Winter.

The end of Winter.

The Buckwheat Ski Classic over in Skagway is not the usual race this year, as rain and record warm temperatures have ruined the snow. But, the entry fees have been collected, the food for the banquet has all arrived, and the snow castle at the big aid station up in...
Happy Spring

Happy Spring

Here is something that made me laugh. My brother-in-law Norm was on the radio, hosting the country show, and after a Willie Nelson tune and some other song that I think was sing-a-long-able, but I can’t recall the title right now, because I was in my car,...
Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

From Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way That takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; Everything is incredible; Never treat life casually; To be...

Attention is Love

  This is  the perfect egg that I found in my jacket pocket this morning, after that jacket had gone in and out of the coop to feed and water the hens, after it had walked on the beach with four jumping dogs for an hour, after it had driven to the pool, and hung on...