Monthly Archives: June 2013

A sunny Solstice, Anchorage 2013

What to do with a sunny Saturday in Anchorage? It was the weekend for all of Anchorage’s Solstice celebrations — the downtown party, and the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon, plus all of the regular summer activities — yard sales, farmers’ … Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Day 4, and back to Anchorage

  Naomi Shihab Nye, the keynote poet, at Monday morning’s opening workshop. Naomi’s a poet (and children’s book¬†writer, novelist, memoirist, teacher, and so forth). She opened with “Oh my God! I thought I had three hours this morning and I … Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Day 3

  Rich Chiappone talks scene, summary, exposition. This was the last workshop of Sunday afternoon. Luckily, Rich is a very funny guy, lively and engaging. The average age in the group was about half that of the typical group over … Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Day 2

Breakfast at La Baleine on the Spit; Jim’s oatmeal with berries on it. It had sides of dried cherries, walnuts, brown sugar, cream, and honey, along with homemade toast, and butter — a morning feast. Fog hung over the Spit … Continue reading

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