Blog and Book Update

Sep 25, 2013 by

Hello friends, I’d like to apologize for not keeping up with my blog posts lately. As many of you know, I have been working...

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Happy Anniversary, Mom & ...

Jul 29, 2013 by

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of our parents, Chuck and Sally. We will always be grateful for what they’ve given us…...

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Hiking to Independence

Jul 26, 2013 by

This past Monday, the boys and I hiked up above Independence Mine, near Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains. In 1906, Robert...

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Hunting for Gold with Mom and ...

Jul 19, 2013 by

Mom and Dad were ready to get back on the trail. There was no holding them back, so we took advantage of the weather and good timing....

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How to Make a Bear Laugh

Jul 13, 2013 by

Bear attacks are a frequent occurrence in Alaska, and they’re never a laughing matter. The newswoman, Julie Tremmel, who made...

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A Wave Like No Other

Jul 12, 2013 by

Just a couple of days ago, I overheard heard my father-in-law, Mark, speaking to my father about wanting to visit a place called...

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The Golden Sands of Nome

Jun 30, 2013 by

In 1898, gold was discovered on Anvil Creek in the mountains near the present-day city of Nome by the “Three Lucky Swedes”, Jafet...

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Busy Bees by Laura Hatton

Jun 26, 2013 by

Busy, busy, busy bees. We see them in our yards and in our gardens.. quietly and efficiently pollinating the beautiful flowers,...

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The Porch

Jun 22, 2013 by

Welcome, Friends! So much to do and so little time! I’m sure many of you can relate. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share more...

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The Porch

May 6, 2013 by

Welcome, Friends! “Polar bears in my neighborhood!” I took these pictures this morning less than two miles from my house!...

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The Porch

May 5, 2013 by

Welcome, Friends! A verse for today from Psalm 20:1 (NIV): May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God...

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The Porch

Apr 30, 2013 by

Welcome, Friends! I thought I’d share some pictures of our still snowy...

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The Porch

Apr 29, 2013 by

It’s late April, and we should be in the midst of Spring now. I can’t recall a winter where the snow has hung on this...

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The Porch

Apr 24, 2013 by

Welcome, Friends! You are in for a treat. While I prepare for a college class I will be teaching and wrap up a lot of end of the...

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