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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…)

Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming

Monday, August 11, 2014

 

Kathleen looks ahead to several August night-sky events of importance to Susitna Valley listeners, including this week’s Perseid meteor shower.

Kathleen heard herself mis-speak in the audio below. Everyone knows that the morning sky crescent is WANING, not waxing!

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Writer’s Voice–Searching for Kings, by Robin Song

Monday, August 4, 2014

 

Movie: beaver & kings                 Movie:  beavers scratching,eating

 

 


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Robin found more than king salmon

on a long bushwhack up a

local creek.

 Video, pbotos

by Robin Song

 

As I had hoped, the third Sunday in July dawned sunny and clear. I had planned a hike up Montana Creek to search for King Salmon, and now I had the weather on my side. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–Building an Alaskan life: A decade to cherish, by Katie Writer

Sunday, July 27, 2014

This article by

Talkeetna pilot and mother Katie Writer

  was published this month

in Aviation for Women magazine.

(Text and photos follow audio, 12 min 37 sec)

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 Earlier this year I hit the ten-year mark of moving to Alaska for my first flying job. I recall the unknown of a new adventure being somewhat daunting. As a newly certified flight instructor, the responsibility of teaching others how to fly floatplanes in Alaska required professionalism beyond the years of flight training. Thinking back, I could have easily been stalled by fear of the unknown. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–The Secrets of the Lilac Tree, by Robin Song

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It was a great year for lilacs in the area,

and while admiring the blooms,

Robin Song was surprised by what else she found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On a warm, sunny summer afternoon I was drawn to the lilac tree in the nursery. It’s several years old, now, tall, and magnificent when in full bloom. It’s blooms are a lovely shade of pinkish-lavender, and intoxicatingly fragrant. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–Psycho squirrel, by Ellie Henke

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The story of a squirrel who was…nuts, written and voiced by Talkeetna resident Ellie Henke. Text follows the ten minute audio piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An outburst of chattering and scolding erupts from a nearby spruce tree. “Yeah, yeah, yeah. . . . tell somebody who cares!” I shout back. Obviously the squirrel doesn’t care what I think and continues to read me the riot act.   Ah, squirrels!  Ya gotta love ‘em.   Or do you?  Attitudes toward squirrels are definitely a mixed bag.  People in my own neighborhood are a perfect example. (more…)

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