Arts

Dinner with Jack

By Jim Craig I had dinner with Jack London the other night. We dined casually. I had the Country Herbal Chicken dinner by Healthy Choice. The green cardboard container and black plastic microwavable tray held all the essentials. Entrée, veggies and even a small dessert.   Jack had the drippings. […]

A Sense of Place: A Seward Column

I miss the darkness. As a flower misses the sun, I fear the stars have grown lonely as of late without Northern eyes upon them, and in that longing for the way a fire can shrink the world, I have forgotten all too soon the icy grip we once were […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Merlot. Chocolate. Blueberries. Lasagna. Romantic? Perhaps. But dangerous? Definitely. Though you might give pause to hear it, this seemingly innocent entourage of edibles has all the makings for total disaster. Why, ever since the first cavewoman donned the first sleek, satin zebra skin wedding gown, food has not always been […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

            From deep within the bowels of the Library, a grunt is heard.  Scratching.  A rustle.  Another grunt.  Wafts of stale malted beverage and pork rinds emanate from the far corner, where I’ve just shelved a few of those bawdy romance novels that always seem to trickle in Monday mornings.  […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

This week’s Weird Book is dedicated to all of those that love freedom.  If you were just inspired to stand up and say the Pledge of Allegiance by all means do so, but before we start singing America the Beautiful in three-part harmony, I should tell you that we’re talking […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Clouds roll in from the Gulf.  Dark, turgid sky udders intent on drowning the town beneath.  Huddled low beneath a sagging tarp, you watch helplessly as your spirits fall with each passing drop.  Small rivers form and flow beneath you, around and through your shelter until all is saturated, cold […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Let’s get something straight here.  While the title may be a bit misleading, we’re here today to focus on Home Taxidermy for pleasure, not profit.  For those of you that read The Worm has Turned to Compost and are now squirming in riches from entering the wonderfully exciting field of […]

Wild Salmon on Parade

Wild Salmon on Parade

The big gold star represents the 49th star placed on the American flag, taken from the Big Dipper on the Alaska flag.  “Wild Salmon on Parade” has returned to spawn for yet another year with 21 fish decorated by Alaskan artists chosen by jury. This year the theme was Alaska […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Free Nova Scotia!  Free Nova Scotia!  Oh, wait.  Hold on.  I got caught up in the moment there.  You see, this week’s Weird Book is dedicated to Nova Scotians in exile.  And it’s all about Blueberries.  If you’re confused raise your hand.  (Don’t worry.  Mine’s up too.)    At first The […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The sun creeps slowly over the northeastern range with its warming glow not far behind.  Tiehacker’s peak melts for a moment, set fire by the coming dawn; an auburn crown of misty vapors snug against its bosom. The earth spins, the fire rises. Light slashes through the clouds, across the […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

There’s a buzzing in my ears, a light in my eyes.  My forehead is beginning to tingle with a strange sensation as I watch, with head pressed against glass, as my dinner dances slowly, circling around the immaculate white cube, rising and falling as jets of steam issue forth with […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

“Where is the lavatory? How much does that cost? Why is that bearded fellow with the sickle following me?” If you take a trip to Russia, chances are you will ask all these questions and more during your stay in the Land of Laughter. What’s that you say? “Mother Russia…A […]

Thank-You Seward Artists

This spring I was privileged to take an incredible course in “Community Awareness.” It was an unannounced course brought about by a large painting. The painting, “Remembering Exit Glacier” created by Dot Bardarson and collaborated on by many others will soon be unveiled on the side of the Avtec building. […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Do you remember the time you were at a party; the music was right on, the food fantastic, the company lovely.  Everything was going splendidly.  And then, someone pulls out an ancient Egyptian comic book and everyone starts reading along and laughing.  Everyone…except you. It’s okay.  Not all of us […]