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« This Week: Sports Desk, Alaska Adventures, Akiro Kirasawa, and Endings | Main | On Suicide [by Jennifer Michael Hecht] »

January 11, 2010


As I sit here shivering in this cold snap, I'm trying to summon the grit and nonchalance of the people of Alaska - it's not working.

Great post!

What a great read! The descriptions are wonderful and right on the money. As a Southern girl who also visited Alaska and found myself sincerely shocked and awed by so much of it, this was a fantastic treat to hear Anne's take on it! Can't wait to read the rest of this!

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