Tag Archives: Alaska

Walking Away From the Law

I have 269 days left of the practice of law; not that I’m counting. I will be fifty-six at the end of the year, which means I’m leaving the practice during my peak earning potential. I could go to another … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 4 Part Deux

Here we go, the next installment of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure. For those of you who missed it, the rainforest is located on Canada’s west coast (British Columbia) between the southern tip of Alaska and the north end of … Continue reading

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Vanilla Yogurt and Greek Goddesses–Great Bear Rainforest Day 3

September 4, Wednesday Day 3 of my adventure was relatively uneventful. We left our anchorage somewhere on the southernmost tip of Alaska and motored until 4:00 p.m. to our destination–Prince Rupert Sound, British Columbia, where we would pass through customs … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 2

Journal entry for Day 2 of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure: September 3, 2013 Tuesday Crossing the Hardy Entrance I awoke to the sound of the engine starting. Last night, the cove in which we anchored was like glass, the pine-covered … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rain Forest–Day 1

I have returned from my vacation sailing from Ketchikan, Alaska to Bella Bella, British Columbia. I am a bit tardy beginning my posts, and imagine some of you may have feared I was eaten by a bear. It was touch … Continue reading

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Ketchikan

I traveled from Austin to Ketchikan, Alaska today. 2400 miles. I had a stop in Seattle; a place I’d never been. Based on the view from above, Seattle is spectacular. I fantasized about relocating. A thing I often do when … Continue reading

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Restoring My Soul

I’m lying on the sofa in baby cat’s room. She’s cuddled up to me, purring, as I write. If I go too long without petting her or kissing her head, she presses her wet nose into my arm. The little … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough . . .

. . . the tough plan a vacation and start a new hobby in connection therewith. In connection therewith? Lordy I do need a hobby. And a vacation. Last year I went on a gourmet cooking vacation in Tuscany. I’d … Continue reading

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