The Arctic Circle sign in Alaska alvin February 5, 2019 - 7:57pm

As one last photo of Alaska (for the time being), here’s the Arctic Circle sign that you’ll find on the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, on the way up north to places like Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.

A favorite gift from 2007

A favorite gift from the last twelve years is the purple pencil sharpener shown at the top of this image. It may have only cost a dollar or two, but one of my sisters and her daughters gave it to me when I saw them right before I moved to Alaska, and it’s been with me ever since. I especially like it at times like this, when I’m editing a new book.

The movie theater in Homer, Alaska alvin February 2, 2019 - 10:14am

I haven’t been back to Alaska in a while now, but this is what the movie theater in Homer, Alaska looked like the last time I was there.

A bear walks into a hotel ... alvin January 15, 2019 - 7:33am

One day a black bear walked into the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska, but was encouraged to leave.