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Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Let’s imagine, for a moment, a world where animals can talk.  A world in which there are no barriers to communication, and every thought or idle fancy passing through the minds of our furry friends is expressed in earnest.  Now for some this may sound delightful, but for me, the […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The air is rich and floral, the lights dazzling, the carpet plush beneath new well-heeled shoes.  A glass of champagne, cold and bubbly, is brought by the twitch of a finger as we stroll beside so many jumbled fountains of flowers it’s almost scandalous.  Almost. All around our eyes, everything […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

At what point does a wall become a wall?  A pressing question I know, but there must be a list of requirements that exist, even if only in our collective consciousness of various things constructed.  Build a wall too short and you’ve got a curb.  Or a step.  Or perhaps, […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

I don’t like haircuts.  They cost money, the buzzers tickle my ears, and, sometimes I look funny afterwards, though that might have something to do with my appearance before as well I suppose, but generally, I am not a fan of haircuts. What I am a fan of though, is […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Last night I made a list of all the things I could think of that can make a grown man cry.  Now, either I’m a little too “new age” or most of the guys I know have been bottling up their feelings, because it turned into quite the list.  We […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

How did November 4th treat you?  Are you feeling relieved?  A bit angry?  Elated?  Perhaps hungry?  (It’s all that talk about pork I tell ya.  Oh the things I could do with a whole barrelful!) But if you are among the discontented, and at my calculations the numbers around 60 […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

The night is cool and dark.  A wind was lost that once held promise; a lonesome breeze that found its way – a gift from thundering skies far south – through currents pulsing warmth into the icing shadows fading north.  The land is still.  Its breath gone quiet.  And for […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Up up down down left right left right B A Start.  Ah for the time when that simple code was the solution to most of life’s problems.  Well, that and a full box of ice cream sandwiches.  And a BB gun.  But alas, we’re many years into this brave, new […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Do you curse and mumble, scream and swear?  Do children, dogs and faint hearts stumble, running scared when you come near?  Well my friend, perhaps it’s time you checked your socks and combed your hair and maybe, just maybe, started leaving the “Bear Stabbin’ Knife” at home.  Or heck, keep […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

A thin, bespectacled man approaches from the far corner of the bed, from behind the curtain.  He pauses, his eyes held steady to the buckles securing your legs to the mattress, to his will, as though seeking reassurance in restraints.  A hand drifts absentminded, to scratch the bridge of his […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

It turns out that all those flag-burning hippies really were Communists.  You were right McCarthy!  I’ve just discovered a remarkably troubling book, The Gravediggers by Phyllis Schlafly, that has left me scrambling to find a flag to wave.  Into the bomb-shelter!  Where’s my gas mask?  To arms, to arms!  The […]

The athletes are moving with drive and determination, forced to follow one another one by one up the trail.  The 3,022 foot Mt. Marathon race doesn’t usually include 5 year olds but in this situation, they are climbing all over the mountain, competing with the other racers.  What’s going on?  […]

Roll Back the Tax Cap Petition Circulating

The Seward City Council on a vote of 4 – 3 passed an increase to the sales tax cap from the current $500 limit to a new $1,000 cap. There was a certain misconception in the public that charters, other recreational and hospitality industries, were bypassing paying taxes by charging […]

Old Mill Brown Bear

Old Mill Brown Bear

It sounds like this picture has been passed around a bit already, but thought I’d send it out for those of you that haven’t yet seen it. We first saw this fellow on April 12th up the creek just beside our house, but had seen tracks the day before. The […]

P.A.R.K.S. Family Auction Night Thank You

A dream is about to become reality thanks to the many donations received for the Family Auction Night benefiting the Seward Community Playground.  Almost $20,000 was raised in entrance fees, ceramic tiles, and auction items.  Thank you to Alaska Aces, Alaska Creekside Cabins, Alaska Offshore Adventures, Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska […]