As adults we don't behave nearly as spontaneously as we did as children. We adults typically need to decide that we are going to do something. As children we just did it: no preparation; no lead up; no agonizing.
Spring is in full swing here in Juneau. These recent sunny days have in fact felt more like summer than most of last summer did. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is feeling drawn out into the mountains by these long mild days.
One of the questions I am asked most often about running is what diet do I believe is the best for a runner?
The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall, and continues without pause until swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays the same stage May 16. In between, music of many different genres will grace venues traditional and unusual all over town, performed by musicians renowned for their talents.
When I first moved to Juneau in 2006 I didn't know what to make of this place. First there was the constant rain. I got off the boat the first week of September, and it seemed to rain continually until the end of November - except when it snowed.
I don't think it's a surprising statement to say that we humans tend to have more respect for things that we more fully understand.
"What's your favorite running trail in Juneau?" It's surprising to me how often I am asked this question. I guess people assume that if I run trails nearly every day that I certainly must have a favorite.
Juneau's triumphs since Alaska gained statehood in 1959 are found in baby steps instead of giant bounds. The first recorded economic development plan still in city archives dates back to 1964.
As my wife and I crept toward Juneau Douglas High School Saturday evening, the weather was - well, you know! This is Juneau in February! We anticipated a small audience for the concert by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra.
The Juneau School District is fortunate to have a new superintendent, a slight increase in the Base Student Allocation from the last legislative session, and a new teacher contract that brought an end to a painful dispute.
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