Archive | April, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

April 27, 2012

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A Dickie with a headset trying to be King

April 20, 2012

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At a recent stop at Burger King in the booming metropolis of Anchorage, Alaska, Michele and I walked into a firestorm behind the counter. Some young guy with what looked like a 5 o’clock shadow but was most likely a 5-week old beard was being yelled at by the manager in a pressed white polyester […]

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Early Training

April 13, 2012

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Just in case you missed it, Alaska Dog Works is producing some articles on service dog training, here is the direct link to the first one: Early Training Robert Forto is the training director for Alaska Dog Works and their Lead Dogservice dog training program. Alaska Dog Works provides service dogs for individuals nationwide. For more information please call 907-841-1686.  […]

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Easter vs. Christmas

April 8, 2012

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In today’s world of mass merchandising, big box stores and Al Gore’s Internet putting out the next holiday’s wares before the other one is even over, it begs to question? Which is worse? Easter or Christmas? Let us know… ___________________ Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner […]

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Opening Day 2012: Who You Rootin’ For?

April 7, 2012

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It’s opening day for Americas past time. 2430 games on tap this season.  Sure the NFL is now America’s game, at least on TV. Even with an annoying Collinsworth on NBC it is hard to beat Sunday Night in America. But there are a lot of baseball fans out there. Games are on almost every […]

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No Flare Jeans Allowed!

April 4, 2012

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Yesterday I got an education in teen fashion. I thought I would be nice and head to the local Kohl’s–only 150 miles round trip–to buy my 14 year old daughter, Nicole, a couple pairs of jeans. Paying little attention to anything but size I picked up a couple pair for less than 40 bucks. I […]

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Nenana Ice Classic

April 4, 2012

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I am a gambling man through and through. 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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Scary Movie Bracket: Champion: The Exorcist

April 3, 2012

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Over the past few weeks we conducted our own form of March Madness. We set out to find out what you, rabid reader, think was the scariest movie of all time. We had some great match ups including the best in the horror genre. Everything from the classics like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and […]

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Lucky Wishbone, Kissing Irishmen and Sled Dogs

April 3, 2012

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Michele and I headed out early for Anchorage to pick up Hugh Neff’s Iditarod team at the airport. He finished 17th this year and we are proud of him and his dogs for running a great race. But that is a story for another day…. On our way down to the city we talked about […]

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Scary Movie Championship: The Exorcist vs. The Shining

April 2, 2012

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  Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Final Four: The Exorcist vs. Rob Zombie’s Halloween  vs.   The […]

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