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My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves." - Wendell BerryThis is my favorite definition of community. I think it applies to Juneau, especially when you consider its level of philanthropy and...
Pure Sole: Noooo Snoow

No snow.How absolutely depressing.Almost every one of my favorite Christmas carols - which I love to butcher with really bad vocals, pitch and tune - have little holiday cheer today.They are...
'Come, Sing a Song with Me'

...calendar do not resonate with you or they intensify a sense of loneliness. Sigh. What to do? How to deal?One of my favorite songs from the Unitarian Universalist hymn book, "Singing the Living Tradition," is titled "Come, Sing a Song with...
Penn's top picks

...these prints, I went through the best of the best, or my favorites anyway, and came up with these. "Each one tells a...surprises, and those are the moments he enjoys most."My favorite thing is to come around a corner and see something in...
Top 10 reasons to love December

...leading up to Christmas. Instead of a chocolate advent calendar you could have your daily advent Christmas special. My favorite is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" narrated by Burl Ives as a fat animated snowman.7. Chocolate Advent Calendars...
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...been picked up by the second or third plans. Aetna said they would resubmit the claims. I took the prescriptions to my favorite pharmacist. After attempting to input my new insurance information multiple times, the pharmacist told me Aetna's...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...Ferries as part of the state's economic engine need to be reconsidered. I just made a trip to Haines, which is one of my favorite places. Right away I was surprised that the cab fare to the Auke Bay ferry terminal cost about the same as the ferry...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and Why-the-Eff-Don't-I-Get-My-Own-Day? Wednesday.My favorite Thanksgiving custom? Going around the table and listening to everyone give thanks. Since I'm most likely not going...
The art of the novella

...can't get through two paragraphs together. But not anymore. Unbeknownst to me, Poe had penned a book in one of my favorite styles: the 19th century seafaring adventure novel.It has all the things you'd want in such a novel: stowaways...
Coffee, rum cakes and Russian pastries

...Hole surrounds Thanksgiving. Lovishchuk believes everyone should be able to celebrate the holiday. "Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday," she said. "To me, it is about food, about family, about friends, about sharing and about gratitude...


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