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Would You Move to Alaska?

When I heard my former client, Lee Ann, and her husband, Chad, had decided to pack up and move to Alaska, I felt a tiny pang of irrational jealousy. When Pete and I visited Alaska, we wondered what it would be like to move there, and we liked the Wasilla, Mat-Su Valley vibe just north of [...]

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Tuesday Photo: Denali Bears

Denali Bears – August, 2008

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You might recall a post where I spoofed my reaction to one of Pete’s daredevil photography techniques: he had stepped out in front of a speeding truck to get a photo.  Yesterday, he received a tear sheet of the ad from the client.  Here’s Pete’s version of the story behind the spoof: I keep my [...]

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Perusing freelance gigs on Craigslist while on vacation in Alaska – $0 Responding to ad requesting photo of Thermoking truck in “exotic” setting – $0 Noticing Thermoking truck idling next to us at a scenic rest area – $0 Taking off at high speed to get ahead of the truck on the downhill grade to [...]

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Mount McKinley, Alaska


I despair on the morning of our departure when we are cleared for takeoff.  We are leaving Alaska and I have not seen Denali with my own eyes.  Uncharacteristically, I am in a window seat, a consequence of the first class cabin arrangement.  As I look out above the clouds, I am stunned.  Now The [...]

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