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Capt. John Quinn
 
Another Day in Paradise: We are all affected by light
Every morning, I take the dogs out for their morning patrol. They make their rounds of the property and check for signs of invaders. Those critters that have dared to cross their boundaries are carefully scanned — at times I think that they go beyond name, rank and serial number and begin to chec...
Apr 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The meaning of wonder
Every day I watch the boats go out across Mission Bay and marvel that something so heavy doesn’t sink. After all, if I take a rock and toss it in the water, even though it weighs considerably less, it immediately sinks to the bottom. The engineers among you could pontificate all day on the dynami...
Apr 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Let the cheering begin
When the hometown team wins, we cheer. When the underdog David defeats the champion Goliath, we cheer. When the little engine that couldn’t tops the hill, we cheer. We cheer, because the one who overcomes gives us hope. If they can do it, maybe we can, too. This year followed the same pattern as ...
Mar 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Prepare for the best
A few weeks back now, our community participated in an exercise called Alaska Shield. Many communities across this great Last Frontier held separate exercises tied together under the state umbrella. Most of those drills were of the table-top variety. The planners sat around tables and discussed h...
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The heart of a champion
The old English poem begins, “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Transportation has come a long way since then, but in some corners of the world, it’s still man, muscle, and beast. It’s not 1925 and there is no serum available, but Nome is running hot with Iditarod fever. In 2007, Lance ...
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Jockeying for position on the trail
February and March have become two of my favorite months. It’s not because of the snow or the cold, but because of two events — the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. These two premiere distance sled dog races pit the impossible against the unlikely. It’s man and beast partnered up against time and weathe...
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Journeying with hope every day
In houses everywhere across this great land, when Christmas morning comes, children’s eyes are filled not just with hope, but with expectant hope. They not only hope that there are presents underneath their tree with their names on them, but they have a reasonable hope that it will be. My wife ha...
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Getting ready for the journey
This summer, we will be taking a trek south. Part of the trip involves family and vacation time, and part of the trip involves business. As Shakespeare would say, “Aye, there’s the rub.” We have places and dates that we cannot miss, so we build in flexibility to ensure the mystery we call “Kodiak...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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