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My Last Column Ever

by Tad Lindley Usually I type up my column on Sunday night. I share it online with the Lincoln’s before 10 PM. Then they put it into the newspaper layout on their computer. Before 7 […]

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Memories of the past

by Peter Twitchell Congratulations to Dee Dee Jonrowe dog musher extraordinaire. She has come a long way against all odds. She lifted the institution of dog mushing and racing to heights above the expectations of […]

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Read the fine print

by Peter Twitchell I’ve received gifts and bought items with labels stuck to them that I need a magnifying glass to read the fine print. It tells you where the item was made and which […]

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Holiday Horror

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have come to hate holidays because without fail my wife is miserable. I have not been able to figure it out, but I think she looks forward to the […]

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An amazing life

by Peter Twitchell For the last month I’ve pondered a question I believe man has pondered. It is truly amazing to me how a chicken can have eggs, any bird for that matter, and the […]

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Tropical Pineapple Pork Adobo

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Daylight hours are increasing and it won’t be long before spring is here to stay. Here is a recipe for Pineapple Pork Adobo that is really good to go along with […]

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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and can you give some examples? Answer: Munchausen Syndrome is now known as Factitious disorder imposed on self. It is a mental illness, in […]

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Life After the Wedding

by Tad Lindley Marriage is like flies on a screen door; the ones on the outside are trying to get in, and the ones on the inside are trying to get out. – Rev. Harry […]

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The Power of Music

by Peter Twitchell I have always believed that music unites us! No matter who we are on this planet we have that in common. It is one common denominator we share in our journey through […]

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Every good thought

by Peter Twitchell The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Wisdom and knows everything, knows what we say, do, think. The Holy Spirit speaks to us all the time. Every wonder where your good thoughts […]

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Salt & Pepper Shrimp

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is some food to warm the tummy. I came across this recipe and it was so good I thought I’d share it with you. It’s for two servings only, but […]

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The Anchorage Folk Festival

by Peter Twitchell I was invited by Mary Walker to join her and Carl Jack at the Anchorage Folk Festival 2020 on January 19, 2020 at the Wendy Williams Auditorium Stage that evening at 7pm […]

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When Drugs Don’t Listen

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “I said no to drugs, but they didn’t listen.” It was a response to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the government […]

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End Time Time Line

by Tad Lindley Suck in your stomach on this one. I am going to attempt to squeeze in 1,007 years of human future (as opposed to human history) into a single column. For that reason, […]

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Wolves terrify hunters

by Peter Twitchell I’m just going to repeat a story I was told recently, and then comment on it. Three men were out in the field not too long ago. They were tracked and stalked […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Could you delve into the function of the brain, what occurs after a brain injury, and what could be given and done to enhance recovery? That is a rather global […]

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Oven Barbecued Brisket

by Millie Bentley Greetings. For those of you who can’t wait to fire up the barby or those of you who, like me, do not have access to a barbecue here’s a great recipe for […]

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Children need to be taken care of

by Peter Twitchell Where is the child support? The way I see it, mothers of young children are not seeing their child’s support payment each month consistently. The child or children are being neglected by […]

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Sweet and Sour Meatball Soup

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Time for a crowd-favorite recipe. The recipe calls for ground pork – not breakfast sausage, just plain ground pork. (Any leftover fresh ground pork is really good in Pansit a dish […]

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Good wishes for 2020

by Peter Twitchell As we begin down the road in 2020 help us to follow you. Open our hands and our hearts to receive this day as a special gift from you oh Lord. You […]

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Separation of State and Church

by Tad Lindley So often we hear people talking about the “separation of church and state”. This phrase is not found in the United States Constitution. It was originated by Thomas Jefferson in a letter […]

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Words of Jesus in Black

by Tad Lindley Lots of Bibles advertise themselves as having “Words of Christ in Red”. In fact, my favorite King James version is one that my grandmother gave me on September 29, 1986. It is […]

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Subsistence life

by Peter Twitchell For a hundred years before I ever heard about a deep sea fishery our salmon population was strong. After half that time since the 1970s our salmon fishery has dwindled to what […]

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

by Millie Bentley Greetings. So how are you folks doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? For those of you who want to start a new lifestyle, the low carbohydrate diet popularized years ago by Dr. […]

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The Five Second Rule

by Tad Lindley When we were growing up, there was a lot of peer pressure not to eat anything after it had fallen on the floor. Our parents had drilled into our heads that if […]

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The Reason for the Season

by Peter Twitchell Merry Christmas and remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Give thanks everyday we’re here. As I look back to my childhood, I was disappointed in man. I sat on Santa’s […]

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Holiday Mincemeat Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Christmas will soon be here and our minds have been on holiday cooking. When we were kids, mom used to make wonderful pies, including real mincemeat pie. We didn’t much like […]

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What is Homesickness?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I am unable to go home for Christmas and I really feel homesick. What is homesickness and what are some ways to help make it less painful? Answer: Someone wrote, […]

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Get honest with yourself

by Peter Twitchell It’s time to face reality. I know some people who play hide and seek with their disease of alcoholism. It’s a self-defeating attempt to try and deal with your disease on your […]

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I remember hearing you teach on behaviors that are destructive to a marital relationship. I believe you referred to them as the four horsemen. Could you write about them? Sort […]

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Answered Prayer of 2019

by Peter Twitchell Twenty-three years ago a doctor in Bethel told me that I had arthritis on one of my spinal discs back of my neck. I called is a stroke of Bad Luck. I […]

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Delectable Peach Cobbler

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I hope you all had a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving week. Leftovers are so good, even the day after Thanksgiving. To the kitchen. Years ago Bisquick used to be a staple […]

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Equine-assisted Therapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I just came across a term I had never heard of before—Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT). What is it? How does it work? The name gives a clue to what it is. […]

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The Hand of God

by Tad Lindley Take a look at the palm of your hand for a moment. How much water could you hold in the palm of your hand? I’m looking at mine, and I’d guess about […]

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Thanksgiving Blueberry Crumble Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I was reading an article containing several berry recipes and noted that the author stated many other berries not usually found in your run-of-the-mill grocery stores can be used in most […]

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Thankfulness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: It’s Thanksgiving. Is there any psychological research on the benefits of being thankful? Answer: I didn’t find any empirical research directly on the topic, but I found an article in […]

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Thanksgiving

by Tad Lindley We tend to think of Thanksgiving as a modern American holiday. It’s not. If you attended public schools, you may have been taught that the first Thanksgiving involved the English speaking Pilgrims […]

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Remembering a longtime friend

by Peter Twitchell As a boy I never worried or gave much thought to my future. Grandma Hannah and Mom always reminded me to help others and especially Elders. We lived in the moment. “The […]

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Keep moving forward

by Peter Twitchell Domestic violence is real, it’s also scary. The violence we see in our homes is fueled by anger, resentments, and fear. Most of us grew up in one room dwellings with nowhere […]

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Scrumptious Carrot Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Twenty-eight years ago, 6/27/91, the first Kitchen Korner was published. The first recipe from Lynn (then Lupson) Green was a favorite at Glacier Bay Lodge for the two years she and […]

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Why Crying Feels Good

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Why do I feel better when I cry? Answer: My initial thought was, “I don’t know.” However, in a recent study published in the journal Emotion, researchers found that crying […]

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You choose

by Peter Twitchell Our people have been suffering tremendously for a long time from alcohol abuse. If it’s not from the guilt caused by our terrible mistakes when we’re drunk, it’s the addition to it. […]

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Crispy Chicken Thighs

by Millie Bentley Greetings. To the kitchen. This week we have a very simple recipe for chicken. Thighs are one of my favorite chicken parts and I usually cook the skinless, boneless variety. So here’s […]

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How to Avoid Burnout

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m a professional with an advanced degree. I have always been excited about the work I do, so I have never really given much thought to burnout. With that being […]

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Diet or Exercise?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I keep hearing that exercise is better than dieting. What do you recommend? Answer: When you speak of dieting, I would imagine you are referring to fad diets that often […]

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Southwest Chicken Soup in Crockpot

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Soup weather. I’m going to haul out the crockpot and make this wonderful soup recipe given to me by a lovely neighbor in Palm Desert. She moved to an assisted living […]

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Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This a recipe Papa Jack sent me that calls for Meyer lemons. They always remind me of Spring – maybe because of their bright color. Meyer lemons are a cross between […]

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Are You Smoking Flax?

by Tad Lindley A long time ago the Yup’iks used seal oil lamps. They looked like little bowls or saucers. They would pour a pool of seal oil into the saucer and then make a […]

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Good role models

by Peter Twitchell I really appreciated my friend Chief Gary Harrison of the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council  NAY’DINI’AA’NA at the close of the 2019 AFN for telling Native Country of Alaska that we have been […]

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Turkey with Cornbread Dressing

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here are the recipes for gravy and dressing that I’ve used with our Thanksgiving turkeys. Along with it is a little something written by my son Geoff. I hope you like […]

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Sister on Your Mind

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, I really need your advice on how to deal with my sister. I feel like she judges everything I do. She never says anything, but I really feel […]

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Getting ready for winter

by Peter Twitchell It is that time again, to prepare for winter. We’ve put our winter feed of dried, canned, frozen salmon and moose, caribou, deer and bear stored. Time to fit our kids and […]

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California Goulash with Dumplings

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This week’s recipe is a twist on one of my old favorites – goulash. What I like about goulash is that one can throw together almost anything, sprinkle it with a […]

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A message of divine love

by Peter Twitchell If God didn’t pay for all our sins He didn’t pay for any of our sins. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me, Deuteronomy 4:29. Delight in […]

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Classic Coleslaw

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Digging through my disorganized files I came across this winner – a classic coleslaw. The coleslaw makes about 12 to 15 servings and, since it contains mayonnaise, must be kept on […]

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Be humble inside

by Peter Twitchell Webster’s definition of humble is “destroy the power or prestige of.” The reason I looked this word up is because one day this past summer I saw a middle-aged native man holding […]

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Competency to Stand Trial

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My brother was just sent to API for an evaluation to see if he is competent to stand trial. What does that mean, and how does someone at API determine […]

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Pork Chops with Onion Gravy

by Millie Bentley Greetings. We need lots of recipes for folks with diabetes. Because lots of folks have diabetes. Most recipes can be modified to fit a diabetic “diet”. One must avoid, or use sparingly, […]

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The Risk of Watching Violence

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m appalled at the violence in video games today. I can’t help but think that children immersing themselves in that level of violence will themselves become violent. What do you […]

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Our signatures are unique

by Peter Twitchell There were two signatures I liked when I was a boy growing up, and that was Mom and Dad’s. When Mom went to the B.I.A. School in the 1920s the teacher was […]

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Surf Scoter Akacakayak or Cingayak

by Frank Keim One of the Yup’ik names, Akacakayak, for this crazy looking duck describes its odd appearance perfectly. The male’s nose in spring does indeed look like a bird who has “overturned accidentally,” and […]

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Feasting is part of our Culture

by Peter Twitchell 100-200 years ago Mother Nature was our friend, it provided for our food and heat. You didn’t need much else – our Native people back then weren’t money driven, but they cared […]

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Clara’s Moose Curry

by Millie Bentley Greetings. It’s that time of year again when calls start coming in for “…that recipe for moose curry. You know, that really good, really simple recipe?” Yes, I know exactly the recipe […]

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Love in Action

by Peter Twitchell When I was a boy of 3, 4, 5 years old I remember being taught Love, and realize now, it was the foundation on which the Yupiit People began their day, each […]

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Helicopter Parents

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Recently, I learned about helicopter parents, and it really hit home. I am afraid that I am one of them. Why do I have such a hard time letting go […]

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Ugly is More Than Skin Deep

by Tad Lindley You’ve probably heard the story before. Adam and the woman (she wasn’t called Eve until later on, Genesis 3:20) were in the Garden of Eden. Life was wonderful. They did not know […]

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King Ranch Chicken

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I thought of a chicken casserole I had on a trip I made to Chico one Fall. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was off Interstate 5 somewhere […]