Tag: Alaska

These Were My Fathers

The German machine gunner watched as his tracer bullets got closer and closer to the American soldiers. A brash young officer was leading his men. He’d earned the Silver Star just eight days earlier. “Disdaining the bullets that swept the area and Nebelwerfer shells dropping all around him, […]

The Worst Hunter in Alaska – Part II

At the end of part 1 I had just done one of the stupidest things in my whole life. After shooting myself in the leg, I was on and off of crutches for two years or more. I was also in and out of the hospital, undergoing several […]

The Worst Hunter in Alaska

To all of my rabid fans of the ridiculously mundane, here is the epic novel of how this poor northern Minnesota boy became the worst hunter in Alaska. I began reading at a very early age because my mother constantly read to my sister and me. By the […]

Watercolors by Julia Barger

Watercolors by Julia Barger An artist inspired by Alaska’s natural beauty My love for painting nature and animals was cultivated by the beauty and magic of growing up in the Mat-Su Valley. Those years of playing outside in one of the most beautiful places on earth are now […]

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime Four Wasilla Schoolmates Reunite After 50 Years By Roger Lincoln with Frieda Hulke, Susanna Katkus, and Judith Bergman There’s nothing like a gathering of old friends to bring back long-forgotten memories. On August 15, 2015, the Wasilla High School class of 1965 celebrated […]

Booty Road – Part II

Walking the Iditarod Trail – The Long Journey to Nome By Denis Douglas As you may recall from the first part of my story , I was walking to Nome following the Iditarod Trail with a goal to raise money for a friend who was diagnosed with a brain […]

The Prince of Wales

They never say much before they go. Being what I am, I don’t say much either. I sit on the farthest reaching log until they and the skiff disappear into the dawn. They are swallowed by the fog that rolls along the water, silencing all it consumes with […]

Brigadier Clitheroe

If you are lucky, very lucky, one, maybe even two people have been paramount in shaping the better side of your life. For many of us that person is often one we looked up to during our impressionable growing up years. In our youth, life develops rapidly around […]

Denis between Iditarod mushers Joe Runyan and Doug Swingley.

Booty Road – The First to Walk the Iditarod Trail

Denis Douglas made it to the Yukon River (Ruby) two days before Iditarod front runners, Joe Runyan and Doug Swingley.   Booty Road – The First to Walk the Iditarod Trail by Denis Douglas   The sun got hotter as I walked, and sweat rolled down my back […]

Experience Talkeetna in Winter with lodge and bar in background.

Getting Out and Experiencing Talkeetna in Winter

Alaskan winters are long and cold, so I’m always looking for new ways to make the season fun and exciting. I contacted the Alaska Railroad to find out about their winter schedule, and learned that the Aurora winter train runs on the weekends. It starts out on Saturday […]

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