Shaking loose of the grid.

At this moment, from my warm, cozy chair on this Alaska Airlines jet, I am looking down at the floor of this world. I lack for no comfort here. Hot coffee was just served right to my chair. I am not even required to throw away my own trash. When they take my trash, the […]

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Rolling with the seas

Rolling with the sea is the best way to enjoy her. There is no fighting the inevitable dominance of this great hydraulic flow. She’s too big and powerful. We can fight her for a shift, or a day, or even a week. But eventually, she will break us. Unless of course, we learn to ride […]

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Point Hope, Alaska: Traditional Inupiat Dancing and Drumming

Originally posted on CutterLight: The dancers in this short video are 6th grade students at Tikigaq School in Point Hope, Alaska, an Inupiat village 200 miles above the Arctic Circle. They are performing traditional songs and dances, passed down through the generations, sung in their native language. The annual school Christmas program in Point…

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Tuktoyuktuk to Cambridge Bay.

We left Tuktoyuktuk in heavy East weather. The tempuratures dropped rapidly and it was hard work making ground to windward. we spent about 12 hours at Cape Bathurst, before catching favorable winds East. Then sail we did, all the way to Johansen Bay. Now in the peppered Islands of Coronation Gulf, a heavy Gale from […]

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