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  • Alaska

    An introduction is in order

    Many, many years ago, in another life, an old friend came to visit me in Anchorage, Alaska. We spent a week or so travelling around,

    2014 Grateful 3

    Standing on a mate’s balcony the other night, having an illicit cigarette, I was struck by the silence in the city. It was freezing cold,

    Budapest

    The uncomplicated joy of being

    I was reintroduced recently to the joy of simple living and reminded that the value of simplicity is something we’re in danger of overlooking as

    Security threat or simple inanity?

    Many years ago, in a previous lifetime, I had arranged to meet some friends in a bar in Alaska to play darts. I showed up

    Nobody’s home

    I’ve done just about every personality test going and one of the constants is that I’m an introvert. Yep. An introvert. Me. I don’t have

    Seeking cold

    I went in search of cold weather. It was 16 degrees when I booked my flight but by the time I got there, temperatures had

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    Yuk. Raw fish! How could you? Back in the days when I was living in Valdez, Alaska, I would fly to Anchorage for meetings and

    A snail by any other name…

    I’ve eaten rattlesnake in Arizona, alligator in Missipippi, buffalo, moose, caribou, whale, and bear in Alaska, frog’s legs, sheep’s brains, kidneys, liver and and hearts

    Eat your hearts out, ladies

    Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January. Such an insight could only come from a comedian like Jim Gaffigan and yet, he might well

    The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

    What would it be like if everyone was completely honest? If we all told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, all

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