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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...
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...
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...
Native craft co-op opens in Senate Building

...It's fundraising for future businesses that will introduce parolees and those who are simply having a hard time to yoga, meditation and the practice of taking one day at a time. It's also a second chance for Morgan and some other artists.Carver John...
A sanctuary of yogis

...caused her to realize the importance of "Self" and how it affects others.Their daily schedule begins with an early morning meditation at the Shrine of St. Therese. The practice then moves into a morning asana, which means posture in Sanskrit, the language...
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...
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.
Meditations on the Vancouver Olympic Games

This past weekend, the world took a break from war, natural disaster and that whole Conan-Leno thing, and shifted its gaze toward Vancouver. There, in snow that looks even worse than our own, the world's elite winter athletes have gathered to see which country's chemists can concoct the least-detectable performance-enhancing drugs.


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