A New Mate

Every time we travel up to Alaska we experience the wildlife in a new way. Sue and I are intentional about stopping and admiring the beauty and the animals. We always point out how the clouds seem “Just somehow different” every time we go to a new place. This latest adventure to Alaska was especially … More A New Mate

Alaskan Dreams

Our trip to Alaska ended abruptly and unexpectedly. We are home in Oregon now. Glad to be home around friends and family enjoying the wonderful weather. Summer is coming early and still not soon enough. Here’s a random assortment of pictures from our trip to Esther Island.


We flew out of Cordova in the afternoon heading for Esther Island. After a beautiful float plane ride we arrived at our new home. While we were in Cordova everyone warned us of the dampness, the rain and the bears when tenting in this part of Alaska, suggesting that we pitch our tent inside of another tent. … More Tenting

Todd. Hippie Cove.

We had the most wonderful Couchsurfing experience with Todd. We arrived in Cordova and began wandering looking for dinner. We found a Mexican food bus. It was delicious. Then we were picked up by Todd in his beat up Jeep with no interior. He blasted bluegrass music as we drove and introduced ourselves finally reaching … More Todd. Hippie Cove.

Dear Pebble Partnership, It’s Time to Walk Away From Bristol Bay

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:
Just how many reasons does the Pebble Partnership need to stop its disastrous plans to build the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska? NRDC explored that question in a series of ads in Politico. The ads give the Pebble Partnership several compelling reasons to quit the Pebble Mine, culminating today…

Assistant cook!?

So much has happened since the internet has been working well enough to post something on my blog! This morning was the first morning where I got up at 5:00 to make breakfast for all the hatchery employees and a construction crew from Cordova. The permanent staff are having renovations done on their houses, so a construction crew from Cordova is … More Assistant cook!?