Northwest: Abysmal Abuse

In 2015 and 2016, I spent time in a distinctly beautiful region of Alaska: Northwest. Geographically, Northwest villages are pretty flat, especially … More

When Foxes Attack

Despite my unease around Port Heiden’s chickens, I’ve grown fond of the flightless wonders. Sure, their angry eyes and jerky … More

Chick It Out

Chickens are strange. Their feet give me the heeby-jeebies. And have you ever noticed the way their scowls flit from … More

Reindeer Games

Reindeer are really silly. I’ve written about Port Heiden’s reindeer before, but the summer months have revealed more. Like the … More

Why Walk?

This post highlights my five favorite reasons to walk. Some folks in Port Heiden love to walk, they’re in the … More

A Walking Tale

I like to walk these days. Port Heiden has fostered incredible enthusiasm for such a simple act. But it took … More

Fox Walking

Journeying safely through the wild requires attention and intention. “Zoning out” is dangerous and a misplaced foot or unexpected animal … More

Owl Eyes

Alaska is a wild place. It is The Wild, come to think of it. Humans have barely made a dent in … More

Beach Burn

We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to remind readers to control and fully extinguish their fires, whether on the … More