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Slack is Back

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Here are my last few installments of “Slack Tide”:

“Electile Dysfunction”, a meditation on voting in the Miller-Murkowski primary.

“Reflections on 9/11”, self-explanatory…

“Baseball and the Married Man”, about what it’s like to be a die-hard Yankees fan so very far from home.

High Country News

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Hot off the presses, an “Uncommon Westerners” profile of Steve Lewis: Caveman of Southeast AK from the national magazine High Country News.

Ju-no? Ju-YES!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Better late than never, here’s my most recent column about a new branding initiative for Juneau.

Back in the Saddle, again

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Of course, I’m also back writing my humor column, “Slack Tide,” every other Wednesday in the Juneau Empire. If you like it, by all means, sign up to receive my RSS feed — you’ll get every new one as soon as I write it.

Meantime, here are the latest two:
“Twihard with a Vengeance”, how I became a Twilight widower.

“Absence Makes the Grass Grow Longer”, and other clever plays on the famous saying about being away, in my case coming home after a vacation.

Back in the Saddle

Friday, July 9th, 2010

After a much-needed several week vacation, finally getting a chance to update a flurry of new profiles for the Capital City Weekly, about:

Ultra-Marathon runner Geoff Roes, the most accomplished endurance athlete you’ve never heard of.

Master Gardner Ed Buyarski, on the pleasures/perils of gardening in Southeast AK.

Home Beer Brewing in Juneau, discussed over pints with a panel of local brew-masters. Note: This was a fun one to research.

Laura & Craig’s Wedding Ceremony

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

This past May 30, I had the honor of presiding over my sister Laura’s wedding to the incomparable Craig McFarland. Some people (chief among them, my mom) requested transcripts of my service. Here they are (in PDF): Laura and Craig’s wedding ceremony


Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Recent Capital City Weekly piece about local home beer brewers.

Profile of Master Gardner Ed Buyarski

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Neat little Capital City Weekly piece about a local master gardener.

Aritsan Bread and Winter Gut

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Two pieces this week, the first a profile of Daniel Martin, Juneau’s first and Alaska’s only artisan bread baker.

Eating all that bread, of course, can lead to Winter Gut, a phenomenon I discuss in my latest “Slack Tide” column.

Let’s Touch Base

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The latest offering from my twice-monthly column, a tribute to office speak.

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