Monthly Archives: April 2011

Making Small Waves in Juneau

Juneau lies on a rather small channel, far inland from the outer coast, so any wave energy from the ocean has greatly dissipated by the time it reaches us.  Waves tend to be small, and look similar to waves from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Books to Buy and Read

I’m a sucker for a good title, so when I first heard about Ted Orland’s classic photography book Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity I had to have a look, and quickly purchased a copy. The title continues on… The Photos … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sunday Grab Bag — Don’t Eat Farmed Fish

A common bumper sticker in both the slightly left leaning downtown and the mildly right leaning valley issues the command “Don’t Eat Farmed Fish.” Most of the stores sell plenty of farmed fish, with a few good exceptions. There is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Loose Talk — Early Philosophers

Word are like atoms, expressing different properties depending on what other words join them and form a true compound, or are just hanging out nearby, sharing a few electrons,┬ámaybe, or even just a cup of coffee and a biscuit. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

City Ravens (Five Birds)

They have more fun than country ravens, but less room…   Update to original post: Kenelm Philip, a photographer and scientist from the Fairbanks area, wrote in to share his photo of this rather peeved looking woodchuck, which I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When The Internet Shuts Down

When the internet shuts down it’s like a big box of crazy has finally been closed, arms frantically struggling as the lid smashes upon the retreating fingertips of millions. That’s how it feels, at least, and then the world is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fresh Content

I’ve always thought that Juneau’s water tastes better than any I’ve tried, and it’s always cold at the tap. Must be all the signs warning people to keep their dogs away from Gold Creek…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You Need To Watch This

And it’s only fifteen minutes…so check out Aaron Huey’s website too, and especially this page, if you want to help.  Or for Ipad users…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Don’t Laugh

If you substitute the word “brain” for pain the result often makes sense, but not as much the other way around. Some examples… No brain, no gain… (a little obvious)He’s such a brain (low hanging fruit, yes)I met a real … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grab Bag

An old crab pot just off the trail to Echo Ranch…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment