On a day-to-day basis in Alaska, human survival sometimes still comes down to three basic factors that trace their roots back to the species’ prehistory: situational awareness, judgment and tools. About all […]
3rd wave coming?
On the other side of the world, a masked-up Italy is locking down again in the face of a March 2021 wave of COVID-19 infections looking like the deadly wave of 2020 […]
Near 2,000 feet in the Front Range Chugach Mountains on Monday, halfway through a two-hour skijor in a White-Christmasesque snowfall, it hit me that the year of the pandemic has been one […]
Iditarod, take two
If Alaska’s largest newspaper is to be believed, you can now add the so-called “Last Great Race” to the filmed events of which you must ask “is it real or is it […]
Good-bye Gold Loop
The “Gold Loop Trail” especially planned for the pandemic-plagued Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race of 2021 is no more thanks to another body blow from Mother Nature. Iditarod Race Marshall Mark Nordman […]
Big, sick nation
Some of the roots of the ongoing pandemic deadliness in the U.S. were planted long before the SARS-CoV-2 virus arrived in North America if an exhaustive, 475-page report released Wednesday by the […]
Snow fun season
For Gulf Coast Alaska, March stormed in like, well, maybe not quite a lion but at least a lynx, the feline evolved for the northland. The snow flew and temperatures dropped. Along […]
Dead by design?
With the U.S. now the world leader by far in deaths linked to COVID-19, isn’t it about time Americans recognize there is more to this situation than simply the newly emergent SARS-CoV-2 […]
Stop the COVID-19 madness. Just stop the friggin’ COVID-19 madness. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes this disease, is a nasty little pathogen, and everyone should take it seriously. But encouraging a moral […]
News analysis A year into the deadliest pandemic of the Digital Age, the U.S. government is finally being pressured to accept what has appeared obvious for a long time: SARS-CoV-2, the virus […]