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

The Road Crew

Port Heiden’s gravel roadways are vital to its existence. There are no highways or streets that lead to Port Heiden, … More

The Chigniks

On the other side of the Alaska Peninsula – about 50 miles away from Port Heiden as the raven flies … 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 Pilot Down

This post is dedicated to the memory of Gabriele Cianetti, may he rest in peace. An airplane departed Port Heiden’s … More

Randy’s Reindeer

***Warning: this post features graphic images of blood and bones and guts and stuff*** A few years ago, several farsighted … More

A Village Friend

I made a friend in a village recently. For the sake of him and his family, I’ve changed his name … More