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Alaskan Style: Form follows function

Form follows function: arguably the most famous mantra for the modern designer. I am a trained and working designer, and despite being taught to heed this principle (made famous by...
Obama, take a page from Reagan

Once upon a time, Barack Obama understood the power of a good story. His campaign mantras - "Yes we can" and "Change we can believe in" - inspired voters, especially young people, blacks and Latinos, and propelled...
My Turn: Vote 'no' for Alaska's long-term future, we are engaging as an active participant at the state and local level. For much of our adult lives, we lived by the mantra "home is where the military sends you." We did our best to blend in and contribute politically to our borrowed communities...
Ravens, 49ers plan different endings

This time, it will be different. That's the mantra the Ravens and 49ers must carry into Sunday's conference championships. One step from the Super Bowl once more, the Ravens...
JDHS alum Brinson GNAC Player of the Week

When it is 40 below zero in Fairbanks, it is still warm inside a gymnasium. At least that is the mantra that 2008 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Dominique Brinson has adhered to."Winters are rough but you stay pretty warm...
Letter: Being 'Alaskan' requires more than longevity that attacks their opposition for their perceived newness to the state. As a lifelong Alaskan, this kind of seniority mantra has just about got my BS meter pegged. I have been listening to this type of useless baloney for over 50 years, and have found...
A new recipe for 'Pie'

...the concoction was just as spicy as ever.Pie in the Sky will continue to do event catering and special orders (Burton's mantra: "If it's late, it doesn't matter how good it is. It's already bad.").Everything about the place will stay pretty...
Living & Growing: Radical presence whatever is going on. To do this we were encouraged to choose something that happens predictably each day and to create a mantra, such as, "Katy, when you are reading to your children be conscious of reading to your children." Or, "Katy, when you...
My Turn: Legislator is living in a world of euphemisms

...that abortion-related legislation is unconstitutional even when it does not restrict or limit abortion. It is one of their mantras. However, there is no constitutional right to kill anyone regardless of what our federal or state courts may say. One of...
Head tax revision goes against Alaska voters' wishes

...plainly "discriminatory." He would contend by witness that incensed boat-loads of whale-chasing vacationers chant hypnotic mantras of "anti-tourist" and "greedy" as they chase after and cruise in on foundering flukes and blow-hole-spouts. Now...


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