I'm slow to emerge from my cocoon. Especially after the previous day, portaging and paddling through a wind-driven rain, the warmth of my sleeping bag compels me to remain here and grab just a few more precious morsels of sleep.
Having just seen Dan Bigley's recent presentation at Kenai Peninsula College and with the continual progression toward spring, the time seems ripe for talking about bears in Alaska, especially when it comes to fishing around them.
It was early July and as the floatplane ascended, wings waving in farewell as it headed back to Dillingham, I tried to ignore the slight pang of uneasiness that welled up. It was the full realization of being truly alone.
I hadn't thought much about zombies until just recently, but now that they're lurching around pretty much everywhere, and a zombie apocalypse is imminent, I guess I should devote a column to them.
"Here he goes again," I can hear you saying.
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This recent cold snap has reminded me of our earlier days after we built our house in the mud and the rain in 1993. That winter, it snowed so much we were snowed in. We had to leave our vehicle at the cul-de-sac about a block away and we walked out or in all that winter.