Stand back… Wordsplosion!

Whenever my wife and I are out and about, we always either cringe or laugh at the ridiculous signs people put out in public. Especially signs for businesses, where the ostensibly make their living from not looking too stupid all the time. I mean, if you want my money, I gotta have some kind of…

America: Your new queen has been crowned

Alaska’s governor — my governor — Sarah Palin got picked up as the Republican VP nod on Friday and it make a complete mess of my day. I didn’t have any meetings, it was the day before Labor Day weekend — I was looking to wrap some things up and take a breather, but I…

Alaska politics: always entertaining

I know I’m way late for an update on the changes at work and how they fit into a larger strategic approach to the future, but I have an excuse! It’s the week before the Alaska Primary and we’re doing a big meet-the-candidates thing on our TV and radio stations for three nights this week…

C-130 trip photos posted

Only took me a couple days, but photos from the C-130 trip to Barrow (August 7, 2008) are now posted on Flickr. It’s amazing just how long it takes to select, title and caption 91 photos, but it’s done. I won’t bother you with the blow-by-blow story here. The goodies, including explanations, are over on…

Heading to Barrow on a C-130

Okay, this isn’t new media, but it’s too cool to not mention… Later today I’m hopping a Coast Guard C-130 in Anchorage and flying, pretty much all day, to Barrow, Alaska and back. As part of the flight we’ll also spend some time over the Arctic Ocean, surveying the tremendous retreat of the sea ice…