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The Never-ending Wildfire Season

It never ends. Any other year, at mid-October, we’d be enjoying snow on the ground right now. And colder temperatures and anticipating the start of winter. But not in 2020. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, another wildfire broke out today — just about 10 miles north…

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Reintroduction of Wolves

“What is that? There’s something slinking through the brush down there.” I peered at the valley down below the trail and saw it – gray with a bushy tail. But much bigger than a coyote. “I think it’s a wolf.” Our first full day in Alaska, we were finishing a…

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Wildlife Jams

For much of my life I lived in the suburbs and commuted to work on packed freeways. Like many others, I spent much of my time stuck in the proverbial traffic jam.  Cars would inch along at a snail’s pace, and it would take me an hour to go 10…

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Covid Tourist Invasion

First off, I apologize for what I am about to say. I’m sorry if what I’m about to say sounds rude, offensive and unwelcoming. I realize that I’m not being a nice host. I’m sure you are well-meaning, decent people. And I fully acknowledge that I have played the same…

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