Thursday

January 27, 2011

Good Thursday. +5 at the airport and about the same here. Yokelly there is not that much going on that would interest you. Local news includes yet more discussion of the very expensive Suisitna Dam project. And while we’re at it, let’s move the capital to Willow. We have this sordid tale of people out […]

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Wed

January 26, 2011

Good Weddance. Nice day shaping up here at -9. The Joppe is in the sheepe. Nothing too much to mention within 50 yards and 12 hours of here. Local news is pretty tame today, mostly imported stuff. We have these salty items in the PR— Assault • John James Grandstaff, 43, of Fairbanks, was charged […]

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Tues

January 25, 2011

Happy Tues. -18 at the airport today. More like -3 in here. Nice old moon in the early morning sky. Yokel gnus is gnot too much. The geriatric Jeep, about to be rechristened the effing Jeep, is due for another trip to the shop tomorrow. Grrr. Local news is Fairbanks head-on crash is attributed to […]

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Mənde

January 24, 2011

Happy Mənde to you. That’s phonetic spelling. Cool. And after a cool weekend during which temps dropped as low as -36, the temp now is +3 here at the citadel and -1 in the cold spots. Yokelly, we watched a good movie about Georgia O’Keeffe, the painter. It focuses on her relationship with and brief […]

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Friday

January 21, 2011

Happy Friday. Still cool here at -36. -19 at the fortress. Yokel gnus is gnot particularly worth mentiogning. Locally, the military would like many more square miles in which to simulate war, including live fire, south of Delta near Donnelly Dome and Summit Lake, which are popular recreation areas. Some locals are up in arms. […]

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Wed

January 19, 2011

Happy Wed!! -34 at the airport, about -12 here. My brother called last night from Hawaii, where the temp was 74 degrees. We watched Beowulf over the weekend. At the risk of arousing the ire of purists, I would fain say I enjoyed it. The special effects ranged from weird and silly to impressive. The […]

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Tues

January 18, 2011

Good Tues. Cool here at -17. -24 at the low-lying airport. We watched a documentary on the Weather Underground, the 60s and 70s radical left movement dedicated to bringing home the war in Vietnam by placing bombs in public buildings, usually at night and accompanied by warnings. Not very safe. Kind of crazy, really, and […]

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Friday

January 14, 2011

Happy Friday. -20 at the airport. -1 here. Better to be here. Yokelly we watched a couple of linguini lectures on description versus prescription in usage. Think of Bryan Garner as the ultimate prescriptivist. He wants you to know how wrong you are to use the incorrect preposition or form of a word. Meanwhile, millions […]

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Thursday

January 13, 2011

Good Thursday. -17 at the airport. Looks fairly nice out. Not much to retort yokelly. The cat ate and retired to her hammock. Local news is a mix of the mixed. Headline: Kake man sentenced for transporting carcass We have a Police Report, here presented abridged– Assault • Lori Erwin, 26, of North Pole, was […]

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Wed

January 12, 2011

Happy Wed. -16 at the airport. Considerably less cool here. Not much going on here. We had a minor kerfuffle involving a low cement wall and a tailpipe. Midas is on the case. Will have a golden tailpipe by day’s end. Local news is local. U. S. Congressman Howard Pollock, Alaska’s first congressman, died aged […]

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