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Why I love Alaska

These two stories ran on the same day in Alaska Dispatch. How can you not love a state that produces them?

1. Fueled by soaring stock market, Alaska’s net worth climbs to $103,000 per person

2. Nearly naked inmate flees Dillingham jail, briefly (Followed by this opening line… and remember, it’s winter in Alaska) A 20-year-old man managed to escape police custody in the Southwest Alaska village for a very short time, wearing nothing but underwear. He was captured when he solicited a ride from an off-duty officer.

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D’Ear departed

The Alaska Ear has departed, gone off to sow seeds in her garden and enjoy life without political intrigue.  For those of us who turned to the Ear column first when our Sunday paper arrived, it is a sad day. Even if the ADN manages to find someone to take over the column, no one will ever be able to equal Ear’s humor and deadly accurate ability to call a spade a spade even when it’s trying to disguise itself as a heart.

Go plant your garden, D’Ear. You’ve earned the rest.

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oops

I’d apologize for not having an entry done earlier but quite frankly, I slept in until 10 AM after staying up past 2 AM to read and play words with friends. One of the joys of retirement is no one cares when you go to sleep and you don’t have to get up to be anywhere most days. On the other hand, when you do sleep in and you have dogs, you find all kinds of little surprises all over the house waiting for you. At least they’re polite enough to let me sleep in and deposit their surprises on

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Too weird

So I overdosed on watching ice skating this past weekend. The American championships were being held in all categories of skating… ice dancing, pairs, men and women’s singles… I was in seventh heaven. Then they introduced the next young man to skate in the men’s competition and mentioned how he was the old man in the group since he was 29. I found myself cheering him on due to some connection I felt we had what with him being the old man skater and me – well, me being old. That lasted until I thought about it for a moment

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LeadButt

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I don’t care where you’re going. I don’t want to go and you can’t make me. Remember, I have “LeadButt”. If mom can’t move me off her chair or out of her spot in bed when I go limp and let my LeadButt do its thing, what makes you think you can drag me anywhere once I let it down.

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Doggie Dialog

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Dog 1:  Why do we have to bring the balls? He’s the one that wants to go bowling.

Dog 2:  I said I’m sorry. I can’t believe I bet that Dennis Rodman wouldn’t go back to North Korea.

Dog 3:  I’m telling you, that toilet water just rots the brain cells and causes you to make all kinds of stupid decisions.

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