Regular readers of this website might have noticed a slowing of production in the past two weeks.
No, the author has not contracted COVID-19. He does, however, have some personal business going on that is eating up huge amounts of time.
So, after five years of posting an average of more than five stories per week (a story a day proved an impossible task) that have now reached about 1 million viewers and working for approximately $7.80 per hour, craigmedred.news is going on hiatus for the next two weeks.
And no, unfortunately, it is not to spend time in the marsh blasting waterfowl. Trusted sidekick Lars would have much preferred that.
The hope is to be back on pace by Sept. 21. Until then, feel free to scroll back through the stories of the past and ping the author on those that might be in need of updating, something on which the media does a horrible job these days.
I myself am curious as to what has become of 78-year-old Duane Ose who abandoned his Alaska wilderness retreat and the left the state in the company of a new, much younger wife who cut him off from his family, or if anyone wandering the Alaska wilderness has found a hint of what happened to Nathan Campbell, who went missing in the huge wilderness north of Mount McKinley almost a year ago now.
There are still plenty of “strange things done in the midnight sun,” as the poet Robert Service long ago observed, so I’ll be back. Journalism is a sad addiction.