A big, hungry male moose sauntered through the yard tonight, He was on his way to hang out with his buddy, Thunder. At first, Thunder lounges casually atop his doghouse as his new buddy comes up the drive. Now he's too close. Moose says, "Remember me? I'm your old buddy. I used to be small and awkward. But now I'm big and am going to eat your lunch." Not thrilled with his big, new, lunch-eating buddy, Thunder tries to become invisible. Fails.
LOCATION. The anomaly is located in an roadless part of Alaska and out of view of populated places. Approximate Coordinates: 61deg 30' 30" N, 150deg 56' 25" W. THE ANOMALY. I came across this anomaly while inspecting an online map of Little Mount Susitna. It is on a remote plateau some 60km northwest of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. JBER is the home to the Alaskan Command (ALCOM), Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR), Joint Task Force-Alaska (JTF-AK), 11th Air Force, the 673rd Air B
Brew pub argument killer: "Ya well, our building has a 40-foot satellite dish on the roof." Is this proof that Geophysists are the bullies of the geoscience world? Maybe, maybe not. They do talk to satellites all day (do you?). UAF campus. Whale bones or alien tissue - you decide. UAF campus. Museum of the North. UAF campus. Half the size and half the weight of an adult grizzly, but ferocious as a Harley. Craigslist finds in Fairbanks. The deep state bureaucracy has been unab
Thompson Pass, near Valdez is one of Alaska's great places. You get the sense you could hike in any direction for miles, summitting craggy peaks and traversing glacially scoured terrain for days. Lucy and I only had about an hour, so we pulled off into a state recreation site parking lot hoping to find a trail. In short order, a steep trail atop a lateral moraine quickly put us in the alpine zone with good views of the Worthington Glacier. Turns out, the glacier is a World He
Its always a good idea to drive to the end of the road in Alaska. There aren't that many roads in the state, so they all count. From Valdez, the Dayville Road ends at the oil company loading docks. Just before the big gate, however, is the Solomon Gulch Hatchery where you can watch the pink solomon swim by at close range. The mouth of Solomon Gulch across the bay from Valdez, AK. Photo: Valdez Fisheries Development Association. You can fish within a stone's throw of this sign
I have never been a big movie-goer. I see a few movies in the theater each year, usually blockbusters, and stream a couple of movies each month at home, mostly documentaries. I took four film study courses in college, all heavy on writing. All were terrific. Here is my list of films that made me think, or wowed me with gorgeous cinematography, or cracked me up, or were otherwise hard to shake. No Country for Old Men (2007) Possibly the best movie made in modern times. Career