Alaska Signs of Spring

Last week, I noticed that snow had melted away from the south side of the barn, exposing dirt. Would it be strange to confess that I leaned down to breathe in the scent of it? The horses and dog found … Read the rest

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March’s Fishin’ Mission

Len Nelson says he doesn’t like kids. “Ankle-biters,” he calls them.

For several weeks each Sunday morning before the appointed date, 75-year-old Nelson stands up at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and announces that there will be an ice-fishing party for … Read the rest

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