The Alaskan

Understanding the Alaskan way, mind, and soul Dedicated to Alaskan husbands and their endeavors If you give your husband a hunting rifle for Christmas, then he’ll need new ammo to go with it. When he goes to the store to buy ammo, the display of scopes will catch his...

The Alaskan

Understanding the Alaskan way, mind, and soul It has come to this … the kids need new winter gear. Maybe it was the firmly-worded letter sent home from school or the excessive whining from the kids themselves as they headed outside. Perhaps even their parents felt the...

The Alaskan – Snow, Our Best Kept Secret

If you’ve heard anything about Alaska, you’ve probably heard about how long and cold and dark and dreary and miserable the winters are. Alaskans diligently maintain that public image. Something like jury duty, it’s a community-wide obligation to prop up the illusion...

The Alaskan – Summertime

Understanding the Alaskan Way, Mind, and Soul Alaskans are a difficult bunch at the best of times, but during summer we are nearly impossible. If you’ve tried making plans with an Alaskan recently, you have my sympathy. Just as there is nothing in the world so...

The Alaskan – Unfriendly

“Unfriendly” – Understanding the Alaskan Way, Mind and Soul If America is a melting pot of peoples, then Alaskans live on the hard-crusted rim where nonconformity, prickly margins, and unsavory appearances prevail. Newcomers often don’t know what to...

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