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Whatchamacallit 78: Sivaluaq’s Eagle Drum.

This is one of two paintings I have by Sivaluaq, both acquired during my trip to Alaska in January/February 2015.

I paid $69.95 (plus tax) for this one while waiting to board my United flight from Anchorage back to Denver, en route to Berlin. It is on caribou skin.

Sivaluaq, also known as Jerry […]

I wanted to do something stupid… but I didn’t (Barrow, Alaska, Part 3)

Now for closing thoughts about Barrow, Alaska.

There are palm trees in Barrow. No joke.

I will admit that this is the first time I’ve ever gone to the front desk of a hotel and had a conversation that went like this:

“Hi, I’d like to do something stupid and walk to the museum,” […]

Kivgiq – The Messenger Feast (Barrow, Alaska, part 2)

These dancers performed sitting down, as if in a boat. It was exceptionally beautiful.

It’s a little difficult to explain my rational for visiting Alaska in winter – and why in February.

Another amazing performance. I bet my captions get dull, quickly.

I’d go into the rational but it involves rental car pricing […]

A Few Thoughts About Anchorage…

I’ve been a bad blogger. Sorry.

But now a few words about Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and where I started my adventures in my fiftieth State. I had two stays in the city – three nights, then my trip to Barrow, followed by another two nights in Anchorage.

Anchorage as seen from my 22nd […]

A Complicated Relationship With… Hunting. (Barrow, Alaska, part 1)

Generally speaking, I’m a flaming Liberal.

Except when it comes to guns and hunting. And this is where my stances are complicated. Guns are, generally speaking, bad. They deserve heavy regulation. There’s no need for anybody in New York City to carry a gun.

In Barrow, Alaska, where I am now, hunting and guns are […]