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Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

...broadcasting half of the service over the radio each Sunday morning. He would also do news in Tlingit for the town and short meditations for fishermen listening at sea. His Tlingit congregation grew to include all racial and ethnic groups.He traveled via...
Summer books roundup

...Alaska Press, The Alaska Literary Series, February 2014)This book-length poem is centered on writer John Morgan's meditations and revelations while traveling on the Copper River in Southcentral Alaska, guided by mystic poet Kabir. Artwork for the...
Living & Growing: Opening the heart through difficult times

...there to guide me.An important tool for me is prayer and meditation. There are many methods and techniques for going within...contemplation. Contemplation is a combination of visualization, meditation, and non-directed prayer practiced daily in the form of...
Living & Growing: An overdue love letter

...home to the kitchen. It is during this quiet time that my mind can wander. I can daydream. I can practice a "gardening meditation" because there are no electronics to interrupt me. It is the weeds and the vegetables that demand my attention and my physical...
LCCC Exchange participant wins Woosh K Slam at University

...which studied culturally significant literature and philosophy born of prison as a privileged perspective from which to open meditations on questions of justice, hope, redemption and ethical responsibility. Reaching across the profound social barriers that...
Five good (Alaskan) reads

...unassuming Elder who lived in Tlingit country for much of her life. The tradition was vitally alive in her quiet voice, tender meditations of love and separation, the entanglements of men and women, and scales of large and small, between the powerful and the...
Five good reads: Katie Spielberger

...Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le GuinThis captivating tale of an envoy to the planet of "Winter" includes fascinating meditations on gender and society, as well as lots of adventuring and shivering, which we can all relate to. My copy was on loan itself...
Meditations on shoveling snow

To call the activity I engage in from mid-November through mid-April "shoveling snow" is a vast understatement, like calling whatever handheld electronic device you're always futzing around with a "phone." Or the stuff that collects at the bottom of a porto-john "honey." Or Sarah Palin "opportunistic." By the way, that's a real "honey" of a memoir she wrote, huh?
Meditations on August

It's August. It's been August for weeks already, and it's going to stay August for weeks to come.
Meditations on splitting wood

In Juneau, there are two things you can never have enough of: non-cotton clothing and dry firewood. Okay, maybe bungie cords. And snow shovels. Oh, and ranch dressing - that stuff goes with everything.


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