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.
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.
I think this white van has been parked in Talkeetna, Alaska, for as long as I've been living and visiting there.
Two moose fighting in Palmer, Alaska.
An “Alaska Stud Muffin” coffee mug. Back in the day I bought fine coffee mugs like these for friends and family.
“If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those summer tires you’re going to end up as a statistic.”
~ A nice RCMP person, after looking at my car, March, 2011. She was very close to being right, as I got stranded for five days in Dease Lake, British Columbia.
One day a black bear walked into the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska, but was encouraged to leave.
Here’s a nice Alaska story from about 18 months ago about What it takes to keep Katmai’s famous bear cams running.
Canadian street gangs will mess you up.
This photo of walking through a neighborhood in Wasilla, Alaska in the winter reminds me of a few walks I took here in Colorado in the last few days after our New Years snow.