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Revised Point Hope video – 25Oct11

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“You can see Russia from my house!”

–Tina Fey as Sarah Palin (The blog post photo reveals the feint outline of Big Diomede island.) Heading to Nome, AK tomorrow, and will greatly miss this tiny community of 143 people on the mainland tip of the Seward Peninsula, the closest village to mainland Russia. Out in the middle… Read On

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“Wild Alaska” on the Noatak River

The Alaska vehicle license plate has the motto “The Frontier State”. They aren’t joking.   A Simple Boat Trip   Monday night in Kotzebue I was lucky to be invited on a boat ride by a couple fellas, who wanted to head up the Noatak river for sightseeing & wood… Read On

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Native Foods of Point Hope, AK

Right from my first evening in Point Hope, AK, I was introduced to the amazing native foods of the Inupiaq (in-noo-pak) people. My first delicacy was caribou meat with potatoes and carrots. We dipped it in seal oil. The fats and blubbers of whales and seals are often “rended”. I’m… Read On

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Daily Life In Point Hope, AK

You’ll have to forgive me dear readers, on my zigzag way of writing. Regrettably, I had lots of blog post ideas earlier in the week, didn’t act on them, and now they are gone like Puff the Magic Dragon. But, that’s ok. Today I’m leaving for Kotzebue, and finally writing… Read On

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