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On Writing: JPD against the Borg

...writing, it conducts the business of government by talking to us like - wait for it - like neighbors.The webpage I'm talking about is the JPD's advice on when to call them about bears, and I quote its three brief paragraphs in their entirety...
Stripped-down planning commission tables marijuana zoning talk

...competitors are allowed to sell it, and I'm not, it puts me at a disadvantage," he told commission members. "I'm talking about the future and I don't want to be axed out now."Commission Chairman Mike Satre mentioned that he would like...
Commercial fishing industry deserves local support from the city, and residents

...I'm not talking catching the winning Salmon Derby fish on your first outing hard, or learning a new language hard. I'm talking about an occupation requiring total commitment as a calling or vocation. To be successful as a commercial fisherman...
Living & Growing: Knowing when to hold 'em and fold 'em

...brilliant ideas for entertainment. I'm talking about the risks that involve unplugging...engaging in new relationships. I'm talking about trying new food and new experiences...might be awkward and embarrassing. I'm talking about being open to God's Holy...
The second strangest story ever told

...giant wolf pelt-clad Vikings bellowed and began dry-humping and moshing me back and forth. "Huh? Are you?""I'm talking to my brother Olaf!" I said, trying to stay on my feet."Oh, sorry," one said sheepishly. They walked towards...
Bush: Clinton shares mistakes leading to Islamic State rise

...ground troops in Iraq and Syria and a U.S.-led force to maintain stability afterward."If you don't do what I'm talking about, you're not serious about destroying ISIL," Graham told The Associated Press Saturday, using one of the...
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An Intimate Journey: Author DiCamillo visits Juneau

...compounded if you read together," DiCamillo said. "It (the ambassadorship) is a job that I'm very happy to do. I'm talking about something that I believe in."While DiCamillo's books are targeted at kids, adults tend to be big fans as...
Up Alaska's alternate revenue stream without a paddle

...namely a corrugated cardboard box, delivered by FedEx (or regular mail if you choose free shipping). That's right, I'm talking about mail-order/online retail.Alaska's super hot right now, literally and figuratively. Not only did we recently...
On writing: How to think and write at the same time

...arrange the paragraphs.My favorite example of what I'm talking about has to do with that poor abused, misused, and...Now, I am no comma Nazi. You know the kind of reader I'm talking about-the ones who venerate "The Elements of Style...
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...Budget Reserve, whose entire purpose, as I understand it, is averting exactly these types of fiscal crises. No, I'm talking about crowdfunding, the Internet-based method of financing a project or venture by raising money from a broad donor...


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