Off the Beaten Path: Ghosts of the Northwest Passage

...clipping that we landed on the moon. I find the subject matter fascinating, though, and I think, perhaps, you'll enjoy reading a little more about one of the most tragic Arctic expeditions in history.In 1845, the modified bomb ships the Erebus and...
Book quirks

...reaction to the first book they read with rough-edged pages was "Whoa, this book is broken." Another coworker admitted to reading the last page before even buying the book: "I don't judge a book by its cover, I judge it by its last page," she said...
Writers Showcase submission deadline extended

...Showcase has been extended to Oct. 19. The program features live readings of short fiction and creative non-fiction pieces written...that is related to any of the winter holidays." The average reading time for a piece is about 10 minutes. Pieces will be read...
Jameis Winston should do everyone a favor and leave for NFL draft

...that easy money and going to the league. Even if kids leave early, I would want them to come back and get that degree."Reading that thoughtful quotation, you'd swear this Jameis must exist in a parallel universe. Or he is, again, just that good...
Juneau Lions recycle for sight

...Capital City Joint Sight Committee will be collecting used eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription, sunglasses, reading glasses, and cases) as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution...
On the Trails: The many uses of urine

Reading about porcupine courtship (see last week's essay) made me think about how other animals use this metabolic waste product...
Letter to the Editor: Some clarity on election voting

...Only a voter may make the choices offered on the ballot. Voters may request assistance of a third party to help them vote by reading the ballot to them and by marking the ballot for the voter at the voter's direction. A voter may act as the personal representative...
Poem: 'Readings with Richard'

...memorials,conferences, classes, plays, barbecues,and readings have you been to?You trust us to keep it up, but I was there...peoplewhen they walk among us, my dad would say.Worn out, reading your Selected Poems,I huddle around the fire in poetry'scomfort...
All aboard for literacy

All aboard the reading railroad: Juneau Rotary will soon unveil a little red caboose carrying...Eighty-nine percent of parents enrolled in the program reported reading to their child daily, said a report from the Association for the Education...
Booker season: Not this one

...other Man Booker Prize shortlisted books so far had their sad parts, but they always had some redeeming quality that kept you reading. Maybe it was humor, maybe family, maybe a lingering hope for humankind."The Narrow Road to the Deep North" is just...


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