7-14-09

July 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
Old pilings and floor, Ediz Hook, Pt. Angeles, Wash.

Old pilings and floor, Ediz Hook, Pt. Angeles, Wash.

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7-13-09

July 14, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Cloud break, Dungeness Beach, Sequim, Washington.

Cloud break, Dungeness Beach, Sequim, Washington.

7-12-09

July 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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My new niece, Violet and her mom, Sadie.

My new niece, Violet and her mom, Sadie.

7-11-09

July 12, 2009 at 4:34 am | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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My brother, Dirk and niece, Piper.

My brother, Dirk and niece, Piper.

99th nervous breakdown

July 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Posted in alaska, politics | Leave a comment
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7-10-09

July 11, 2009 at 5:32 am | Posted in photo du jour, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Ebey Slough on the periphery of Everett, Washington.

Ebey Slough on the periphery of Everett, Washington.

7-9-09

July 11, 2009 at 5:23 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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About ten minutes before the start of a Glacier Pilots game.  The Pilots beat the Kenai Oilers by three or four runs. 

In all the ways Anchorage has changed, this park is a lot like it was in 1971 — same plywood fence, same slanted and lumpy outfield.  Hope they don’t ever fix it.

7-8-09

July 11, 2009 at 5:18 am | Posted in photo du jour, politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Republican deathwatch.

Republican deathwatch.

Craziest weekend ever!

July 6, 2009 at 8:37 am | Posted in alaska, politics | Leave a comment
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Our governor resigned on Friday, saying she not only doesn’t intend to run for a second term in the 2010 election, she won’t even finish the first term!  Instead she’ll turn it over to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell later this month.  She gave a weird, rambling speech; visibly agitated.

Then yesterday, Palin’s attorney released a sternly worded letter threatening to sue local radio talker Shannyn Moore [apparently the most irritating of the “pajama-clad bloggers” who have been driving the governor insane!  Must have been all that talk about accountability, results, engagement]. 

I clung to the news Friday night with a sick fascination.  I put up a [stream of consciousness] Daily Kos post with some historical thoughts about the Great Alaskan Culture of Corruption — timidly suggesting, maybe Alaska is getting to the point where we’re ready for ethical leaders?  [Sounds like a long shot, but you’ve got to dream!]

Glad the Palin experiment is nearing a close.  Sort of — the resignation story and its aftermath, despite being buried in the holiday weekend news cycle is going to survive and thrive tomorrow.  But, man… everything that’s happened in almost three years, since she won — the ethics complaints, Troopergate, the VP candidacy, Meg Stapleton, Palinbots, her kids and grandson, the war on bloggers [since she can’t sue the entire internet], Levi and Sherry, reactions to crises in Emmonak and Eagle, junior high school styled press releases, the turkey video, the gang of lawyers taking over the state government.  Like the GOP domination of national politics since 1980, I can’t wait to just put everything Palin down the memory hole.

Meanwhile, the north pole melted for good, gas prices went through the roof, the national economy went to hell and the mainstream media went obsolete.  So it isn’t as if we really need to be focusing on her.

7-5-09

July 6, 2009 at 7:59 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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The best place in Anchorage, location classified.

The best place in Anchorage, location classified.

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