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Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Monday, October 20, 2014

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There’s a partial solar eclipse coming up this week!

On this week’s Writer’s Voice, Kathleen tells about how it happens,

and how to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a map of the 10-23-14 Partial Solar Eclipse path.  The lines with times (PDT) are for mid-eclipse, at maximum, the thinnest crescent sun visible at any location.  Find your location, add or subtract hours to convert Pacific Daylight Time to your time zone (-1 for ADT, +1 for MDT, etc), then extrapolate the mid-eclipse time at your location, and subtract about 1 hour 15 minutes to get the eclipse beginning time, and add 1 hour 15 minutes to find your location’s eclipse ending time.  (The deeper the eclipse the longer it will last, 2 1/2 hours for South Central Alaska at a little more than 60% of the Sun’s diameter covered by the Moon.)

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Writer’s Voice–”Bears Up Close”, by Robin Song

Monday, October 13, 2014

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Robin Song tells about her experience in Denali National Park when she is given a road lottery ticket.

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The first year I entered the Denali Park Road Lottery, I won. It was a memorable trip, but it was also many years ago and the last time I won, to date, though I’ve entered the Lottery several times since. I didn’t enter this year, for various reasons. Discouragement over not winning, year after year, is one.

Then, the “irony angel” smiled on me.   (more…)

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Writer’s Voice–”Talkeetna Town”, by Kris Drumm, from Open to Entry, an Alaskan Adventure

Sunday, October 5, 2014
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Kris Drumm, 1972 photo by Dennis Brown

 

“Talkeetna Town” is an excerpt from Kris Drumm’s as-yet unpublished memoir “Open to Entry, An Alaskan Adventure”, her experiences as a woman homesteading north of Talkeetna in the 1970′s. The story is read by Sandra Loomis. Kris currently lives on Long Island with her son Judah Mahay and his wife Lorien in order to help raise their son Cedric.

 

What a beautiful fall, from bright yellow leaves on birch trees, red and orange underbrush carpeting the forest, we woke to drifting snow out the window. Autumn is here and gone in a mere two weeks.

Walking along the Alaska railroad that followed the Susitna River, snowflakes twirled around us in the slight morning breeze. At fifteen degrees, we kept a good pace to stave off the chill while heading into town for supplies and mail.
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Writer’s Voice–Probability and the Angry Moose, by Bill Was

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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 Talkeetna resident Bill Was tells the story of a close encounter with a moose while out walking with his dogs.

 

This was bound to eventually happen although I must admit until it actually transpired I still viewed it as an abstract event; one of those things people think about and reflect upon but somehow never actually expect to see it become reality.

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Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, September 21, 2014

 

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Kathleen Fleming talks about the Fall Equinox as well as the Total Lunar Eclipse coming in early October.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Writer’s Voice–A Time to Get Angry, by Ellen Thea

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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In this poem, Talkeetna performance poet Ellen Thea

writes about making change in one’s life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

It’s time to get angry

But the right usage of anger

The realization that the jailer
is the jailed

When the deadends
in the labryinth
run back
to the same source

When the river demands
the edge of the cliff

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Writer’s Voice–Patagonian Misadventures (#2), by Willi Prittie

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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In the conclusion of Patagonian Misadventures,

Talkeetna resident Willi Prittie tells how he and Ellie

continued on their bicycle trip,

eventually finding themselves on another ferry in yet another storm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We left off last time delayed in South America just outside the small regional town of Chaitén in Patagonia in southern Chile by washed out bridges and highway sections after a severe storm. This same storm, along with more than a bit of human incompetence, had ripped off the loading ramp from the bow of or our ferry boat causing an unanticipated 24-hour delay before we could be off-loaded to continue our bicycle tour. (more…)

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Writer’s Voice–Patagonian Misadventures (#1), by Willi Prittie

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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In the first of a two-part story, Willi Prittie tells the tale of how two bicyclists and a ferry-load of Chilean truck drivers find themselves stranded on the coast of Chile.

You did what with the captain?” I asked incredulously. I was a little unsure if I had made the Spanish language translation properly in my head! “We locked him in the cleaning closet and took over the ship,” my Chilean truck driving friend explained! “But . . . how did you get off the boat?” I exclaimed.

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Writer’s Voice–Talkeetna Character, by Bill Was

Monday, August 18, 2014

Local blogger and KTNA volunteer Bill Was describes events during a couple hours of volunteering that affirmed, in a small way, why he’s glad he moved here.

 

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A couple of Fridays back I was sitting in the KTNA studio riding herd on the soundboard as KTNA broadcast one in its series of live summer concerts – “Live At Five” – from the Talkeetna Village Park.  (more…)

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