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With the coronavirus upon us, it’s tempting to talk about ‘the good ol’ days’ when what was happening TODAY was not NORMAL. The fact of the matter is that there is no NORMAL, particularly in United States. Our past was … Continue reading

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There is an old Alaska bush pilot adage I take to heart every day of my life: “There are three things you never have to worry about: 1) the air above you, 2) the landing strip behind you, and 3) … Continue reading

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Money does not exist.  If you have $500 in your checking account and you ask the bank to show you that $500, the teller will think you are crazy. That $500 does not exist as cash. Now, go back 100 … Continue reading

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where the temperature gets all the way down to 65!, in most of Alaska, 65 degrees is a good summer day.  More important, even today, one-third of Alaska’s population cannot be reached by road. There is one river barge a … Continue reading

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As you are reading this, are being quarantined offshore in San Francisco because they might have the coronavirus. But there has not been a single story about the risks faced by those of us who live in Anchorage, Alaska. Every … Continue reading

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History is not the story of the past; it is the study of the future. A century ago, the world faced what was now known as the “Spanish Flu.” It was a pandemic which made its appearance in the spring … Continue reading

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Quick!  Who is this guy? Let me give you a hint. Born in 1879, he entered the American Army as a private during the Spanish-American War. After the war he was in the United States Army Signal Corps and spent … Continue reading

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This is not a photograph of the past, it is a picture of the future. The world is running out of water. Did you know the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the birthplace of civilization, are running dry? Because of global … Continue reading

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