Month: April 2015

Growing Up In Hatcher Pass

Some might think growing up as the only child in a remote lodge in the Talkeetna Mountains would be a lonely experience—for me, it certainly was not. My childhood home was in the middle of one of Southcentral Alaska’s favorite playgrounds, Hatcher Pass, at the Little Susitna Lodge. […]

The Snider Mink Farm

One of my greatest pleasures, since giving up the daily commute to Anchorage, is having time to organize and read through my family’s history. My family is lucky because in addition to my great-grandfather, Gerrit “Heinie” Snider, we had another writer in the family, Mike Dekker, Heinie’s brother-in-law. […]

Creating a Better Tomorrow

Recently, you may have watched an episode of The Tonight Show with its host, Jimmy Fallon, interviewing the co-founder of Microsoft, generous philanthropist and household name, Bill Gates. The topic of conversation was an unexpected one—poop water. Though the name sounds repulsive, the fluid in question is anything […]