2-21-11 [from the archives, January 2009]

February 22, 2011 at 6:28 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Performance by the Moon Knights.

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2-20-11

February 22, 2011 at 3:24 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Huge lodgepole pine, Midtown front yard.

2-19-11: Begin year 52!

February 22, 2011 at 2:55 am | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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I had the greatest birthday celebration in years [after mostly non-celebratory birthdays through my 40s], spending the weekend in Girdwood courtesy of Michele.  She was there for an annual Board of Directors retreat for the Anchorage International Film Festival.

We had a great time, including a dinner at Double Musky with the Film Festival honchos [where Dawnell Smith’s son sang me the best and most macabre birthday verse ever] — and I got to wander aimlessly in the afternoon and take photos.

2-18-11

February 22, 2011 at 2:31 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Stop and go traffic on the New Seward Hwy. just south of Dimond.  Flash snowstorm in the afternoon made a glazed mess for rush hour, and wreckages ensued.  Only minor inconvenience for me, arriving a bit later in Girdwood than planned.  I passed a pickup truck flipped completely over on the side of the road.

$av-on Indians

February 17, 2011 at 5:11 am | Posted in anchorage, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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A friend tipped me off about these signs, on the corner of the old roller rink building at Benson and Arctic Blvds. in Midtown.  The business they adorn is a discount flooring and cabinet store.  My friend was sort of glib about it — saying, “It just seemed weird that there was no context provided — nothing else, a slogan or snappy saying indicating what the cartoon native youths were doing there, what possible connection they had to anything.”

I assume this is the logo for Mohawk Carpets sold within.  But it doesn’t say that’s what it is.  It seems kind of tone-deaf of the business that put them up — if it is a Mohawk Carpet logo and a deal they made with Mohawk, they could have said, “No, thanks.”  Or, “How about a sign with just the name Mohawk Carpets?”.  Like the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and other remnants of a less enlightened era, imagery like this isn’t going away until people start to raise a stink about it.

Or am I over-reacting?

2-15-11 [from the archives, June 2008]

February 16, 2011 at 4:00 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Lilac bush in front of my house in full flower, early summer.

2-14-11

February 15, 2011 at 5:37 am | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Little big man.

2-13-11

February 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Posted in anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Seating at Valentine's Day fundraiser.

2-12-11

February 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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1940s era house, downtown Palmer, AK.

2-11-11 [from the archives, September 2008]

February 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Seward, AK alley.

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