Alaska Rosalie is on vacation. Be back in a few weeks…
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I took the dogs for a walk down across the sand flats this morning. I could feel how spring was urging everything along. The susurration of the waves was frantic with the push of the tide and the slap of the wind. The cries of the gulls were high and anxious against the low drumming of the grouse. In the distance, starting and stopping and starting again, the whine of a chain saw. The dogs spun...
AlaskaRosalie on your radio →
AlaskaRosalie read a Small Things Considered essay on KHNS. If this link doesn’t take you there, go to www.khns.org, click on the “News” tab and then on the April 3 newsfeed. My piece is at the 8:30 minute mark.
Sharing a favorite book with a visitor last week. This is a video
This Will Warm You Up -
Eating ice cream with the girls on a cold day. The six-year-old (the scientist) and I debating whether ice cream makes you colder because it is frozen or warmer because it has calories. The two-year-old (the realist) pipes in: “I can’t even taste the calories in this ice cream.” How true that is…
Wicked Awesome Weather -
We had a good bout of Southeast Alaska weather over the weekend. The wind blew up from the Gulf bringing a whole bunch of rain along for the ride. The spruce trees thrashed around like uncoordinated heavy metal fans at a major concert. Our landscaping sprouted five or six new water features as part of an amusement park quality ride… “Scary Driveway: roller coaster, flume, and...
AlaskaRosalie on your radio - Hockey →
To hear my radio essay on hockey go to www.khns.org/localnews and click on the play button under 24 January. (My essay starts at 07:55.) Happy listening and cross your fingers for some good ice.
‘Barbie Nation’ or ‘After The Birthday.’ This is a video, click on it to play…
The price of kibble -
This is what makes all that dog food worthwhile: to watch a puppy chasing seagulls with such joy and abandon that you feel it, too. She doesn’t care that she is never going to catch them, she is just enjoying the spring of her muscles as she reaches top speed and then flings herself into the air.
This place rocks -
And rolls. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake off our coast this morning made me shimmy. I happened to be outside and it was like standing on the deck of a ship at sea. Thankfully no damages or injuries as far as I have heard, just a little reminder of how fast Mother Nature can change the subject of the conversation if she feels like it.
Scoring the Tempest - Weather 1, Shell 0 -
Fierce storms brewed up in the Gulf of Alaska the week after Christmas. The tempests drove the Shell drilling rig to ground off of Kodiak and pushed a warm front all the way to the mainland coast where we spent nearly a week in the grip of a wet and wretched thaw. I know some of my neighbors enjoy a respite from the cold. I am glad, too, to shake the aches out of my bones and to start my car...
Alaska Rosalie - On MindBodyGreen →
MindBodyGreen, a health and wellness site, has featured a piece I wrote for them “Dream Small.” Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with my height. Click through and check it out. Please leave a comment on their website if you have time. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7259/why-its-ok-to-dream-small.html