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December 21, 2010: Isn’t It Really Dark in Alaska? Today is the shortest “day” of the year, so it is a good opportunity to discuss how dark it is during Alaska’s winters. Those who really want to come here would call most of the “darkness” stories, fabled. But, there is truth in at least some of what you have heard about sunrise and sunset in Anchorage and Eagle River. The facts are: Click here to see full blog post.
November 18, 2010 Update:Winter Rules!For about six months of every year, the residents of Eagle River, Alaska, live with winter. Temperatures are generally below freezing, and there is snow and ice on the roads. The part of the day when the sun is up grows shorter, and the night becomes longer. Our shortest day of daylight is slightly under 6 hours. And, so, we adjust our activities accordingly—or not. Click here to see full blog post.
October 29, 2010 Update:It’s “Decision Time” in Eagle River, Alaska; and this time it’s not about which of the homes to choose. It’s about who you want to represent you in the United States Senate. At least we have a lot of choices. In fact, there seem to be as many choices for Senate as there are 4-bedroom homes for under $350K. The issues and the personalities are hotly debated. It’s something you just can’t avoid these days. The television is replete with commercials by the front-runners. The mail is littered with their post cards. The signs clutter the roadsides, and the newspapers headline the latest political gaff by one or the other of the candidates. Our phones ring off the hook with political polls. Click here to see full blog post.