Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Monthly Archives: July, 2008

Making history

Seen here is my friend Mary’s car. I stole the picture off of her blog. She is in Connecticut tending to a sick relative so she was not home when … Continue reading

July 31, 2008 · Leave a comment

Winds and floods

The news has been stunning all week. First, an Air Force general in Anchorage took his own life. Next, the most powerful political figure in Alaska was charged with seven … Continue reading

July 30, 2008 · 1 Comment

Uncle Ted got into trouble

Alaska’s six-time incumbent senator, Ted Stevens, is knee deep in doo-doo. I got called in to work yesterday to help with my newspaper’s coverage. The federal government is accusing the … Continue reading

July 30, 2008 · 2 Comments

Cooking at home today

My mathematician friend, Gimbel, and a lady friend of his who is visiting from Outside are coming to dinner tonight. The menu is carrot curry soup, moose quiche, halibut, salad, … Continue reading

July 28, 2008 · 1 Comment

A letter from home

Dear Alec, I wanted to call you but it’s 3am in South Carolina so I am writing. I hope you have access to the Internet. I thought you might like … Continue reading

July 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

I held a five-pound baby

A tiny baby lives with her mom and dad in my old house and I held her today. She was like a little doll, everything tiny and perfect. Tiffany, as … Continue reading

July 26, 2008 · 1 Comment

I don’t want to think about it

Winter. Alec has begun getting us ready for the nasty beast. He goes out nights hunting firewood. When he gets home, I help him empty the bed of his truck, … Continue reading

July 21, 2008 · Leave a comment

I am off the wagon

I am back to my old ways, baking cookies. In my defense, it warms the house on a cool day like today. To burn off the extra calories, I climbed … Continue reading

July 18, 2008 · 2 Comments

Mystery solved

A mysterious letter from Rex, one of Alec’s former commercial fishing crew mates, arrived recently. Alec and Rex fished together on The Beauty Bay. The letter asked Alec to contact … Continue reading

July 17, 2008 · 2 Comments

A visit from the Bottle Washing Fairy

The Bottle Washing Fairy gets here early Wednesday morning to spend the rest of her July in Alaska. I am excited to see her. Maybe I’ll get a few yoga … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · 1 Comment
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