I used to blog a great deal about hearing loss. Haven't done so in a couple of years. At times it feels as if I'm simply saying the same thing over and over, so why bother? I can't remember a time I didn't experience hearing loss. In fact, I don't understand how the hearies of … Continue reading Writing as a Deafie
Link to East Texas Writers Guild If you are a writer and are interested in learning more about the field of writing, this is an excellent one day workshop opportunity in East Texas. The East Texas Writers Guild is an active and involved group with a philosophy that a rising tide raises all boats.
Fairbanks, Alaska gives new meaning to the word cold. The winter of 1989 still numbs my mind. There was, I thought, a distinct possibility I’d been transplanted to the McMurdo Station on Ross Island in Antarctica while I was asleep. Only at the time, McMurdo was experiencing balmy weather in the 50’s since it was … Continue reading The Fate of a Rubber Bumper at -55°F
I've been a photoblogger for years. I'm an iPhone photography addict and have managed iPhonePhotoMaven since 2012. The free site is running out of space, and it's time to move it despite having over 500 followers. I'm going to post this there, and maybe they'll move to the new MJPhoto blog that is barely set … Continue reading Something Extra
Part of Recollections of a Tundra Dancer discusses Denali and part of that discussion has to do with mountain climbing. Denali is a dangerous climb. Mountaineers underestimate it because they've summited the Alps or even some of the lesser peaks in the Himalayas in Nepal and think this is the same. It isn't. A few … Continue reading Denali is a dangerous climb
During the time I lived in Alaska, there were some legendary air tales, but the one that sticks with me best is when an Alaska Airlines 737 taking off from Juneau was intercepted by a fish in mid-air. What makes it remarkable is that it isn't just another fish story that grows with every telling. It … Continue reading Flying With the Fishes
Have you ever wondered what Alaska is like? When I was a teenager and Dad was talking about transferring to Alaska I thought it was one endless snowfield dotted with igloos and infested with swarms of mosquitos the size of small dogs. Imagine my surprise, years later, to find myself living there. No endless snowfield. … Continue reading Recollections of a Tundra Dancer