Posts in the “alaska” category

Two kinds of people who live in Alaska

From the movie Insomnia, this is a great quote from an Alaskan resident to a visitor:

“There are two kinds of people who live in Alaska: the ones who are born here and the ones who come here to escape something else. I wasn’t born here.”

The cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska

Every spring I think about moving back to Alaska. This is a photo of the cabin I lived in in Talkeetna, Alaska back in the day.

Mountain range in Palmer, Alaska

I don’t remember where exactly in Palmer, Alaska I took this photo, but my best guess is that I was on a bike ride near some of the farms. I just found this photo this morning, so I thought I’d share it here.

This was going to be my office in Palmer, Alaska

Back in the day I was living in Palmer, Alaska, and I just started to look into renting this small brown building to be a home for my software-consulting business during the day and yoga classes during the night, when some family issues came up and I moved back to the Lower-48.

There probably wasn’t enough work in the Palmer/Wasilla area — also known as the Mat-Su Valley — but I loved the area so much I wanted to give it a try.

Cute motel in Canada in the winter

Back in March, 2010, I drove up to Alaska. This is the office of a little motel in Canada ... at the moment I can’t remember the name of the town, but I know where to find it. :)

The movie theater in Homer, Alaska

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

Ravens in Alaska help with Walmart cart returns

In Anchorage, Alaska, Walmart has apparently trained the ravens to help with the return of carts. If you look carefully you’ll see that there are at least five ravens in this photo.

~ December 9, 2010