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Alaska, Day Six

If you Google Mendenhall Glacier you’ll see breathtaking pictures of daredevils hiking underneath the constantly moving sheet of ice. Having been on a steady track of retreating back into the mountains where the beginnings are made, countless articles sway readers into seeing the glacier before it’s gone. Hoping to go near the ice, only one […]

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Alaska, Day Five

Skagway, Alaska is a small quaint town with an interesting history. And as much as my journals have shared facts about my travels, the internet here sucks (honestly, I didn’t even want the internet on this trip except if we could stream episodes of Schitt’s Creek to enjoy before bed, which, sadly, isn’t possible) so […]

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Alaska, Day Four

Doing my best to actually sleep in one day on this adventure, poor excuses for blackout curtains let reflections of the early morning crepuscular rays into our quaint cabin and tell my body that it’s time to wake up. Adhering to a strict obedience to an early morning workout each day on the floating chuck-a-rama, […]

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Alaska, Day Three

Slowly making our way south, I’m learning that this might be one of my favorite cruises because throughout our journey there’s always something to peer into. More than the tranquil blue waters of the Caribbean, the various landforms that litter (many times) both sides of the horizon, my affinity for cooler weather and, more importantly, […]

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Alaska, Day Two

Our first day in Alaska was one that I’ll treasure beyond all others, which makes me chuckle because our cruise hasn’t even started yet, and is the real reason we’re up here in State 49. But technically it’s our second day and after an evening of serving others in the House of the Lord, an […]

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Alaska, Day One

Looking through a spotting scope that costs more than I made my first year as an airline pilot, my buddy Bryan thinks he’s showing me the beauty of Dall sheep and black bears but there’s more to this image than that. An oft-visited break off the Seward Highway, Beluga Point gives travelers a moment to […]

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Sister Property

Literally “already seen,” I’m staring at what for some may be your standard faire hotel door while lost in my mind trying to remember what the French phrase déjà vu means. In the early 2010s, I had the opportunity to grow as an aviator by serving as a Captain on the Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, affectionately […]

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Your Controls

A few days into my social media sabbatical and it so happens to be the same time of the annual pilgrimage to the place with the best cheese curds and the worst weather, AirVenture as it is called by some, Oshkosh by others. Taking care of some chores around the house before another five days […]

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Nostalgia

I’m on my feet, I’m on the floor, I’m good to go. So come on Jimmy, sing me something that I know. I wanna always feel like part of this was mine.

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Muddy Creek

Continuing on July’s resolve to be more selfishly selfless, three more days without the burdens of modern life fit in nicely between five day work blocks. Those unfamiliar with the trek experience may question my fashion choices above, however those familiar know the struggle. Youth members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints […]