Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.



I am a lapsed Catholic born in the same Midwestern city as both of my parents. I raised hell as a teenager, graduated high school with mediocre grades and lived with my mom while attending community college. I married the first decent guy who took an interest in me and wound up in Alaska. I became a journalist, realizing a lifelong dream.

Me and decent-guy-who-took-an-interest-in-me split up. My mom died. I bought a house. I met another guy. I had a baby. I finished my journalism degree. The new guy called me from a satellite phone high on North America’s tallest peak and asked me to marry him. I said yes. He knocked me up again.


6 comments on “About

  1. James P. Karst
    February 29, 2008

    I can’t believe you called Monique a mutt.

  2. abohman
    February 29, 2008

    She pretends she is deaf when I call on her to do something that she doesn’t want to do.

  3. James P. Karst
    February 29, 2008

    That sounds like normal behaviour.

  4. Aunt Lia
    February 29, 2008

    As to Jade’s following, I think there is no such thing as too many baby pictures. Please keep them coming!

  5. Marty Stuart
    February 29, 2008

    Aunt Lia is right — Jade is precious so keep the pictures coming. Lia has been forwarding hers on to me. Lia’s mother-in-law (Scott’s Mom).

  6. bakerkline
    February 18, 2010

    I wrote a blog post today called “The Egg in My Pocket,” and wordpress listed your blog as “related.” So I clicked through. I love your energy and optimism, and it’s really interesting to hear about Alaska through your eyes. I grew up in Maine, and my husband in North Dakota, so I can kind of relate …

    My blog is about the creative process. It’s called A Writing Life. Let me know what you think of it … ! I’m happy to have discovered yours.

    All best, Christina Baker Kline

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