Summer Time

June is the peak of summer here in Alaska. The days are long. The official daylight hours are listed at over 20 hours, but even the dark is barely dusk. It will go on like this, and then the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice arrives on June...

Down Town and Going Green

I was in the grocery the other day and it occurred to me that we are in a down town. Not an urban center, mind you, just a place where down is always appropriate attire. It was a particularly windy day, and for the Palmer area that’s really saying something....

Alaska Spring

Iditarod is over. (Congratulations to all the mushers.) We have sprung forward for daylight savings time. The snow still sits on the mountains, but has melted in most of the valley. Tour buses have been spotted on the Parks Highway. It must be Spring....

Kybella is Here!

Spring seems to be around the corner for us. Winter never really took hold, and that was a disappointment. We Alaskans love our snow. For those of you who have visited our state in the summer (and you are always welcome) you would not believe how beautiful...

I Ski Badly

This blog comes to you from beautiful Deer Valley, Utah. We are taking a few days off to ski. The snow is beautiful. The skis are clear blue, and by Alaska standards, it is not very cold. The one glitch is that I ski badly. Really badly. Gary is a black...

Merry Christmas

Winter finally arrived here in the Mat-Su Valley, and brought several inches of beautiful snow. Despite our recent melt, we are hoping to get another dose of the fluffy white stuff later this week. December without snow can be very dark, indeed.  The...

Worth the Wait!

Welcome November. Halloween is over, and daylight savings time is done. We are officially entering the holiday season. The stores are decked in Christmas merchandise.The days are shorter, and with the change from daylight savings time, nightfall comes...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gosh! October is well under way, and I am only now typing out the blog. September was a blur. (Perhaps I am getting older because time really does seem to fly!) In September Mat-Su Plastic Surgery was very pleased to help sponsor the inaugural Outrun...

Less is More

It is autumn here in Alaska. Perhaps the calendar says we have a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox, but we know the truth: summer is over. The days are shorter. We actually have night. The morning air is crisp, bordering on outright cold. And,...

Summer Fun!

Here in Alaska July brings a frenzy of summer activity. Tourist season is at its peak. Fishing trips seem to occupy part of everyone’s schedule. The Fourth of July makes it somehow official: we are past the summer solstice and we are losing a bit of...