Category: Commentary

Life with bear(s)

The little bear had found his personal patch of heaven, a field of horsetail and dandelions. Favored black bear foods both. Unfortunately, this bear’s wild garden was growing along our road home. […]

Two-faced Alaska

On the horizon north of Alaska’s largest city, the continent’s tallest peak loomed resplendent Sunday against the evening light in the land of the midnight sun, and if you knew personally the […]

Agreeable news

Maybe part of what’s wrong with journalism today is not journalists, but readers. You don’t have to engage in many conversations about the news to find people whose main complaint is that […]

Word control

What a week in Alaska journalism, and it’s only Thursday. First we get the KTVA cowboys staking out an aggressive mama moose on the Glenn Highway bike path for more than an […]

Copy and ink

They laid Jim Macknicki¬†to rest on Thursday. He was a man who spent most of his adult life doing the most thankless job in journalism with devotion and integrity. I knew him […]

Be afraid

    A new study of cyclists riding the bike paths and streets of London found almost three out of four regularly worry motorists are out to kill them.¬†   One can […]

Plugging in

News analysis Hard though this might be to believe in Alaska – where the single-engine Super Cub aircraft that ended production almost a quarter century ago remains a cherished form of transportation […]

Misery

BROAD PASS – The precipitation was falling as slush on Friday, April 27, and it was hard not to think of Chris McCandless, Alaska’s most famous nobody, as the SUV sped south […]