Archive | March, 2011

Opening Day 2011: Who You Rootin’ For?

March 31, 2011

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It’s opening day for Americas past time. 2430 games on tap this season.  With the NFL lockout looking like it is going to be the next Law and Order series, hundreds of us will be glued to the tube watching the boys of summer. But before I get much further I must admit I am […]

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Fortos Fort Pt. 1

March 31, 2011

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I love it when a plan starts to come together. Now that the mushing season is winding down up here in Willow it is time to get back to work on Forto’s Fort. Today I had the carpet installed in the office area. It was a  project that was on the top of the list. The […]

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On this day…

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 1985: The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF) takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Nenana Ice Classic

March 31, 2011

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I am a gambling man through and though. I have bet my share of football games, horse races, cards, little round balls and thrown dice. But only in Alaska can you bet and win a fortune on when the ice in the Tanana River will break up. It is called the Nenana Ice Classic Science […]

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Motivational quote of the day

March 31, 2011

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Don’t just fit in with the crowd and be normal, try to be extraordinary. –Kerri Strug Olympic gold medalist  

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On this day…

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 1867: Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cents/acre, by U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward. The media call this Seward’s Folly.

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Motivational quote of the day

March 30, 2011

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Knowing who you are begins with the mind. –Bebe Moore Campbell  

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On this day…

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 1971: A Los Angles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

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Motivational quote of the day

March 29, 2011

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I realized that it’s okay to take risks and make choices based on your heart as opposed to your pocketbook or anyone else’s opinion. –Melina Kanakaredes    

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On this day…

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 1979: Operators of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially meltdown.

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