Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Happy Birthday Randy! This is a post dedicated to one of the most awesome people I know.  He is also someone who will call me out if I am too sappy or corny, and this is going to be, but I don't really care.  He.  Is.  Amazing. Resilient.  Charismatic and truthful to a fault. Let … Continue reading Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Wonder. One More Small Thought About Anchorage

Anchorage feels anonymous and distant until a stranger, an older woman with large arms and soft skin hugs me, looks at me, really looks at me like she knows me, and tells me I look just like my mom.  Suddenly, I am home again.  

Pioneer Peak

Whenever a picture of Pioneer Peak floats across my FB feed, I get an instant, kick-in-the-gut shot of nostalgia.  There are few things that make me miss home like that mountain does. Knife edged peaks, seemingly snow-capped year round, thrusting straight up from the valley floor. Warm mellow light of an autumn sun painting the … Continue reading Pioneer Peak

Ocean View

(This was published earlier, but wanted to get my writing on one site) Last September I returned home, to Anchorage, for the sad occasion of my sister’s funeral. Over the week, as my family gathered we toured our remembered favorites. Lunch at the Roadrunner and ordered an Alaska Banquet of course – my grown up … Continue reading Ocean View