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(Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on April 4, 2008. Nothing has changed. LP) Slowly but surely, I'm figuring out women. For example, I recently deduced why they spend so much time shopping. This is no casual observation.

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 4:25pm

We had a scare the other day. Staff at the Kenai Municipal Airport suspected elodea, a nasty invasive freshwater plant, was in their floatplane basin, so we scrambled to see what was there.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 5:26pm

Ceviche is a favorite seafood dish at our house. Quick and easy to prepare, we have it as either an appetizer or a light meal.

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 5:27pm


Wed, 07/31/2013 - 7:30pm

In June, I bicycled the Dalton Highway (aka Haul Road) from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks. It was everything I expected - hot, dusty, buggy and endless mountains with 12 percent grades. In other words, it was an experience, not a vacation.

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:45pm

My wife and I spent six days on Prince William Sound this month, cruising, fishing and escaping the franticness of the Kenai Peninsula in July. This was mainly a do-it-yourself trip.

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:44pm

KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE - Kim Spanjol has seen gorillas in Congo and orangutans in Borneo.

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:44pm

Greg Brush, owner and operator of EZ Limit Guide Service out of Soldotna, made headlines earlier this year with his voluntary catch and release Kenai king fishing for the 2013 fishing season.

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 7:02pm

Another climber once asked me if I knew the definition of mountaineering. There are a lot of possible answers to a question like that, but nothing came to mind. "What is it?" I asked. "Moving slowly uphill while not feeling very well," he replied.

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:58pm

This would be a good time to think about how many salmon we need for our personal use. When I first learned how to catch salmon, I gave little thought to how many I needed. Cursed by Norwegian genes, my main concern was being on the water, fishing.

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 2:58pm


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