Why You Should Visit Kodiak, Alaska

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The first time I came to visit Kodiak, I arrived in the hazy dark before dawn. It was October and almost flat black outside the plane windows at seven in the morning, just traces of light on the horizon. I was headed to this small island because a certain commercial fisherman I’d been talking to […]

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and My Celtic Shawl

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We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Happy Friday, friends! Inspired by a blog hop Ginny of Small Things used to host, I want to share both my knitting project and […]

New Design, New URL

A little Kodiak plant growing on an old whale bone.

I know it’s been awhile since I last posted. Don’t worry, the island of Kodiak hasn’t lost its internet connection or been swallowed by a tsunami. I just got fed up with the free WordPress.com platform’s design restrictions and decided it was better to switch to something else before anyone got too used to the […]

10 Ways Not to Build a Fire

1 Make sure you start with wood that has been sitting out in the dribbling rain for a couple of days. Preferably, it should be soaked through and dripping wet. 2 Only use logs the size of elephant legs. What is kindling, anyway? Beats me. 3 There is no better fire arrangement than all in […]

The Journey North: Getting to Kodiak

You’d think with all the airplanes streaking overhead and instant communication that lets you reach out to people thousands of miles away there wouldn’t be anywhere it would be difficult to travel to. At least, not anywhere in the United States. Maybe somewhere in distant Africa, but not here. Guess again. Not that I’m saying […]