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Back in the day

Back in my mostly misspent youth I could have written something in a stream of consciousness fashion that would have been coherent… or, at least, coherent to my addled brain. But now in my old age I find that if I miss a night’s sleep and then try to stay awake to write something, my stream of consciousness doesn’t even rise to the level of bizarre. It’s just incoherent.  All of which goes to explain why I won’t have a column in the Daily News today or on my website tomorrow. You can only push so hard before you collapse

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I’m going to bed

It is 6 AM. I’ve just returned home after an overnight flight from Hawaii. I thought I’d try to stay up and then just go to bed tonight so keep my schedule straight. Not gonna happen.

Good night.

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Why?

Why do people take pictures of their meals in restaurants? What’s the point? I see these pictures on Facebook and in my heart I feel sorry for those that take them. I just want to take their hand and gently suggest they get a fork, eat their dinner and then get a life.

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The down side of spring

While I, as a diehard Alaskan, welcome that brief period between snow and mosquitoes that we laughingly refer to as spring, the return of the sun does have one down side. And that is the appearance of all that dirt that we was so hard to see by the dim light of winter. So I went through my usual crazed moment and had the carpets, floors, windows and blinds in my house washed. Now I no longer fear my mother glancing earthward and wondering how she could have raised such a slob. And let’s just keep it our little secret

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I guess Hawaii isn’t really that bad

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Especially when you are sharing it with a family made up of some of the greatest people in the world. To say nothing of two little boys who could make the world bright in the midst of a eclipse with just the light from their eyes. Our world is going to be just fine so long as we continue to produce families like this. The future seems a little bit more secure now.

Love you Pruetts and Mushovics. Thanks for letting me be a part of your circle of love.

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Explanations of no votes simply hold no water

The explanations I’m getting from Alaska’s senators about their no vote on something as simple as background checks before gun purchases simply hold no water. They are merely playing to the NRA on the assumption that the NRA can fire up its base and get the votes out more strongly than the people who support common sense gun legislation. So I can only hope that those groups supporting this sane legislation will get out and vote with even more fervor than the NRA and show our scared and chicken shit little congress people that they are very, very wrong and

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How depressing

Went down to Park Square here in Anchorage last Wednesday to help show Bird TLC education birds to all the sailors and marines on leave from the USS Anchorage. There was a time in my youth when, during fleet week, I would not have had to pay for a drink all night. Now I looked at all the beautiful young men and women in uniform and they all looked like they could be my grandchildren. I couldn’t have worked up the energy to flirt with them even if I wasn’t aware that I would just look like a wrinkled old

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