Summer Shade

The vibrance of summer is paling, its sunlit greens draining with the chlorophyll as these northern latitudes shy from the sun. And with it bleed the memories of our escapades, words and images tangled on my desk, tiptoeing through my late night thoughts before I anxiously turn, leaving them yet again, to a colder tomorrow.... Continue Reading →

Intrepid Intertidal

I kept one eye on the sea, as it sinuously stroked the rocky shores, kelp slowly fanning with each pulsating lap.  Tentatively, reluctantly, the water’s liquid reach slipped further and further down the pier posts as it was dragged away from us and toward the moon’s swaggering presence.   Mussels closed up, their grasping, feathered fingers still... Continue Reading →

Above the Clouds

"Three hundred thousand people have no idea it's sunny today," my child's ski coach says to me this past weekend while we eat lunch in between runs. We're up at Arctic Valley, a small, local ski hill located just outside Anchorage on military property. Unlike Hillberg though, Arctic Valley is not on JBER base, so... Continue Reading →

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