A Wolf Called Romeo alvin October 9, 2019 - 6:53pm

A Wolf Called Romeo is “the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus.” You can check it out here on

Talkeetna Air Taxi (a former Alaska neighbor) alvin September 30, 2019 - 10:01pm

When I lived in Talkeetna, Alaska, I lived about two minutes walk from Talkeetna Air Taxi. Technically I think there were two houses closer to them than my cabin was, but personally, I enjoyed listening to the sounds of the airplanes at the little Talkeetna airport.

Wildflowers at the Talkeetna, Alaska airport alvin September 30, 2019 - 10:00pm

When I first moved to Alaska I took a really nice camera with me, and I took some fun photos I would have never thought to take with a regular camera. In this photo I was more or less laying down in a field of wildflowers (some weeds) at the Talkeetna Airport, bees and everything.

The Talkeetna Roadhouse (Talkeetna, Alaska)

After some more medical tests tomorrow (Tuesday) I hope to be able to return to work as early as Wednesday. I don’t really have much energy yet, but hopefully I can get back to writing Scala code and blog posts for two to four hours a day initially.

My ideal job would be to work as a QA guy for the Talkeetna Roadhouse bakery but after getting my full energy back I’ll probably settle for some sort of programming gig instead. :)

September colors, Talkeetna, Alaska alvin September 19, 2019 - 6:44pm

A few more September colors from Talkeetna, Alaska

494 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska alvin September 18, 2019 - 1:01pm

494 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. No services for 240 miles. 30 degree temps, fog, and very little visibility. That was a long, cold day in July. (August, actually.) Somehow I drove all the way from Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) to Talkeetna, about 770 miles.

Leaves are yellow, the fireweed has died alvin September 10, 2019 - 12:06pm

Leaves here are already yellow, and the fireweed has died.

~ September 12, 2007, Denali National Park