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Capt. John Quinn
 
Another Day in Paradise: Learning about life
We were visiting our oldest son, the Corps Officer in Middlesboro, Ky. The chocolate lab we have in Kodiak was a gift to him seven-plus years ago. She became our dog when he was unable to find an apartment he could afford and would allow him to have a full-sized dog. After almost six years in par...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Redefining family
One of the joys my wife and I have is redefining our family. Not changing what our family members look or act like, but adding members who — though not actually part of our biological family, are very much a part of our family. On Monday, we were in the Anchorage airport, enroute to a conference,...
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Take time to rest
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in the heart of timber country. Most of the jobs revolved around logging or some aspect of the logging industry. It was a fast-paced industry. When the whistle-punk sounded ‘stop’, the choker-setters had better be running. They had to get to the chokers, wrap th...
Feb 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: I plead mercy
It’s not fair. We deserve better. My driver’s license and my mailing address both say I live in Alaska. It’s now February. Winter activities should be the norm. I should be able to hike along snow packed trails or break new ones. When the sun makes its brief appearances, it should shimmer across ...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Change is our only constant
One of the great blessings of living in this paradise we call Kodiak is change. We watch the seasons change. We go from wet and cold winter to wet and chilly spring; to wet and coo. summer; to wet and chilly fall. About the only thing that changes in our wet is the form it takes. Sometimes it’s s...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Leaving Our Mark Behind
Sometimes I wonder if the world is against me. If I make plans to go hiking on my next day off, I do so knowing that no matter what the forecast says, when I roll out of bed that day it will probably be raining sideways and blowing sixty knots. Or that nice new powder snow that would be fun to le...
Jan 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Holiness in the shadow of grace
I am one of those people who read one book at a time. It probably has something to do with my attention span. If I try to read more than one at a time, I usually end up weaving a twisted thread from one into the other, until eventually, it’s more like reading one book. My mind may finally get its...
Jan 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: New year, new opportunities
I sometimes wonder whether the media’s fascination with a new year and resolutions is because writers are actually interested, because they want the starting point of marking failures, or whether they are like so many and are just stuck in a rut. I think it’s probably the latter. I remember liste...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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