Summer Send-off

By Alexander Deedy As a kid, I always used to glance apathetically at the giant vegetables on display at the Alaska State Fair. I’d spend a little more time lingering by the animals, then zip off to the rides section and burn through tickets on the Gravitron and Tilt-a-Whirl. These days I...

Fabulous Fireweed

By Alexander Deedy Through July and August, fireweed seems so ubiquitous in Alaska it’s often said it should be our state flower. The plant is so prolific in Southcentral that just seeing a picture of fireweed in bloom during the depth of winter will bring me a flood of summer memories. The...

Late Nights

By Alexander Deedy I always get questions about sunlight when I tell people I’m from Alaska. I have my typical spiel about our vast state, and how it’s different depending on the latitude. In Southcentral we must squeeze the most out of a meager five hours of sunlight in the depths of winter....