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NaBloPoMo: CandyLand or Chutes and Ladders?

May 16, 2012

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candyland

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Todays topic is: Pick your poison: Candy Land or Chutes-and-Ladders and why? I have said it twice now. I do not like board games. I think they are a waste of several hours of one’s life and if you […]

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NaBloPoMo:What is the worst game to get stuck playing?

May 14, 2012

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monopoly guy

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What is the worst game to get stuck playing? I have said it once and I will say it again. Monopoly. Yep that is right, the iconic board games has got to be […]

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NaBloPoMo: What do you do to celebrate a win?

May 9, 2012

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I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you do to celebrate a win? For the past seven years or so we have played Forto’s Fantasy Football. In early August we gear up for the draft and peruse over a multitude of stats […]

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Houston High School softball opening night

May 2, 2012

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Nicole #20

It was a blustery, but absolutely beautiful May Day. It was the start of the softball season for my daughter, Nicole. Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska. A small school of just about 400 kids and home of the Hawks. A big change from where she was just last semester in Littleton, […]

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NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

May 1, 2012

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big wheel

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child? I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my […]

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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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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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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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In 1987 a dream was born (Part 7)…

March 26, 2012

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The Iditarod celebrated its 40th anniversary this past March with Willow (AK) musher, Dallas Seavey winning the race. While checking out YouTube I came across a series of videos that captured my attention. They were Iditarod videos, old school style! When they were made, this years winner was just born days after. Robert Forto and […]

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Princeton Tec

March 24, 2012

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I love Princeton Tec. I few weeks ago I contacted Princeton Tec, a headlamp company that is based in New Jersey. Over the winter the wiring on my Apex headlamp broke off due to the extreme cold–many days at 25 below zero here in Alaska– and a whole lot of night runs with my dog […]

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