Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

In my Junior and Senior year, in addition to downhill, we were required to x-country ski. So, I learned. We set up tracks around the Evergreen Cemetery, across the street from Juneau’s schools. Sometimes we would be driven ‘out the road’ about 12 miles to the...
Skiing in Juneau Part 1: Second Cabin

Skiing in Juneau Part 1: Second Cabin

 1957 -1963 This past summer marked my 50th high school reunion from the Juneau Douglas High School. One of the subjects that came up was skiing in ‘the old days’ in Juneau. Here is my attempt to capture some of those memories. Mostly cold and wet. That’s the first...
Donald and His Video Game: A Cautionary Tale

Donald and His Video Game: A Cautionary Tale

By Annie Boochever *Inspired by Jimmy Jet and His TV Set by Shel Silverstein Disclaimer: I don’t really consider myself a poet but I have attempted poetry on numerous occasions and a few have been published. This poem is a part of a larger collection of...
Fifty years ago today…

Fifty years ago today…

50 years ago on December 1st, 1958, one of Alaska’s greatest civil rights heroes passed away in a little known Christian Science care facility in Seattle. Just as she had prepared herself to fight for equality for Alaska Natives, Elizabeth had steeled herself for a...
The Pebble Mine Controversy

The Pebble Mine Controversy

Bristol Bay Summer is based loosely on an experience I had more than 30 years ago when I took my two children to Bristol Bay aboard a Cessna 185 with my new boyfriend at the controls. Much has changed since then but the fish still surge into the Bay each summer and...