Tag: Humor

The Arctic Death Squeeze

The brisk weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in Interior Alaska has been a wonderful learning experience.  Hopefully it has taught my friends and neighbors a thing or two–especially my neighbor, Bing Snudlick.  People get complacent when the weather is too warm.  However, at… Continue Reading “The Arctic Death Squeeze”

The Diet

I had an argument with my wife the other day.  It was during a nutritionally balanced breakfast of wild Alaskan blueberry hotcakes smothered in butter with birch syrup, Eggs Benedict smothered in Hollandaise sauce with caribou sausage and extra thick cut bacon, and grits… Continue Reading “The Diet”

The Spirit of Christmas

It was the early 1980’s.  That year, yet another new schoolteacher had moved into the modular housing unit that the school district had parked on skids behind the ramshackle log and plywood structure which served as the Moose Hole Community Center and Village Council… Continue Reading “The Spirit of Christmas”

Dream Apps

If I were the supreme commander of a highly advanced but malevolent alien race intent on conquering Earth, I wouldn’t just send in a fleet of starships and start blasting away with paratrethiconic quantum phased lithmogrium bursts.  Why, these primitive humans might not appreciate… Continue Reading “Dream Apps”

Terrible Tips

I don’t know why I’m such a sucker for the “handy tips” routine.  I should know better by now.  These insidious tips always appear to come from innocent appearing sources:  a cute e-mail from an old friend, a slightly damaged book on the discount… Continue Reading “Terrible Tips”

A Nation Asleep

There comes a point in the evolution of any great civilization which marks the apex of its rise.  That, of course, is a good thing.  This culminating moment of pomp, glory, power, and dignity will be the standard by which its character is remembered… Continue Reading “A Nation Asleep”

Road rage

I wish someone would pass a law making it illegal for anyone to own or operate a vehicle unless their name is identical to the one on my Driver’s License.  Although at first glance, that may seem a little extreme, I am convinced that… Continue Reading “Road rage”

Raul Pevere’s Ride

By George M. Hosier II  Listen my children and you shall hear Of the arctic ride of Raul Pevere, In middle of winter, of seventy-five; How the man did ever survive Is a secret we’ll never know, I fear.  He said to his wife,… Continue Reading “Raul Pevere’s Ride”

The Old Man and the White Filly

I used to read a lot when I was a kid.  Some of my favorite stories were about horses.  Ironically, Ernest Hemingway was one of my favorite authors.  I always resented the fact that Hemingway hadn’t written more about horses, and less about more… Continue Reading “The Old Man and the White Filly”

Chivalry

When I was a kid, I read a lot.  My Dad was a pastor, and often during the week he would take me along as he went calling on members of his flock.  I guess most kids would go crazy waiting for their father… Continue Reading “Chivalry”