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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Our ancestors set the course

by Peter Twitchell In the days before tools and colonization, the Yupiit People buried their deceased loved ones above the ground for it was not possible to dig up the frozen tundra. When the human […]

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Münchausen Syndrome

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Münchausen Syndrome? Münchausen Syndrome is a serious psychiatric disorder wherein an individual has a need to assume a “sick role.” This is accomplished by feigning a disease, illness, […]

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Morning Glory Muffins

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Some years ago we had published a recipe for morning glory muffins. These were simple yet very delicious muffins that one could make and enjoy immediately on the baking day or […]

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When the Bullets Start Flying

by Tad Lindley I knew what I needed to do, tap-tap, two shots in the chest and one in the head. The front sight dropped down between the rear sights. Forward on the right hand […]

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The Irritable Child

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Recently, as I stood in line at an airport terminal, I observed a child probably 3 years old whining for something from his mother. Finally, the whining turned to hitting […]

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Shooting Silver Salmon

by Peter Twitchell On July 1957 I was walking along the Kuskokwim River just a half a mile upriver from the Old Airport across the river from Orutsararmiut of Bethel as the Moravian missionaries named […]

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Margaret’s Salmon Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is another salmon recipe. Can you take it? Actually this was published in 1992 and 2000, but I thought it should be published again. It’s Margaret Eubank’s recipe that she […]

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Salmonberry Rhubarb Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Some folks have asked about salmonberry recipes and I’ve searched without success for my salmonberry pie recipe. I did, however, find the following two previously published recipes which are quite good. […]

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One Baptism, But Which One Is It?

by Tad Lindley The Bible tells us that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). And surely that was the case when Paul was writing Ephesians, but nearly 2,000 years later there […]

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Five Stages of Acculturation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Below is information I have provided several times over the years of writing this column. Since teachers will be arriving, this may be beneficial to those new to our area. Shepherd […]

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Hamburgers with Secret Sauce

by Millie Bentley Greetings. A while ago some gentleman came up to Ryan Martin at the B&B and asked him about hamburgers in Bethel. He said he really loved big Macs and wondered if we […]

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Father’s Love Letter

by Peter Twitchell A message from Creator God to His children: My child – you may not know me but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1). I know when you sit down and when […]

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Barbecue Baked Beans

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. Here’s a recipe for some nice barbecue baked beans which includes some ground beef. This recipe makes 20 servings, but can be cut in […]

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Let’s put ourselves in their shoes

by Peter Twitchell There are three types of people in the world. Let’s personalize this and say – in your life. First, there are those who help you in your difficult times. Let’s take the […]

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The Need for Sleep

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury How important is it to maintain regular sleep times? In answering your question, it’s important to define what constitutes a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep will vary depending on […]

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A life of devotion

by Peter Twitchell Imagine how isolated we were in Alaska before colonization. There were no roads, trains, airports. Not until steamships started sailing north did we have people and goods. Even tools, dry goods, and […]

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Net Mending

by Tad Lindley My salmon gear was in particularly bad shape. It had accumulated a lot of holes. Every year I put it away telling myself, “I will mend it when spring comes around and […]