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Capt. John Quinn
 
Another Day in Paradise: Riding out the storms of life
One of my favorite viewpoints in Kodiak is through my porthole window in my office. Maybe it’s one of my favorites because it is one of my most frequent views as I come and go inside our building and always pause and look out the window. On a calm summer day you can see kayakers launching or retu...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day In Paradise: Love shines, fair or foul
We must be coming up on Valentine’s Day, because the weather is warming up. What does one have to do with the other? Absolutely nothing. In spite of no correlation existing, our weather is warming considerably over what we endured in January as we approach Valentine’s Day. Is there a hidden link?...
Feb 10, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Embracing Alaska’s winter
From warm to cold. From wet to white. From snow to ice and back to wet. The streets get narrower as there’s no place to put the snow. Sidewalks are memory lanes where only the brave attempt to flounder. One morning this week there was more snow sticking to the side of the vehicles than there was ...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Living in the moments we have
We’ve all heard the expression, “Live life in the moment.” Well, at the moment it is clear and cold. I would prefer something a little warmer, thank you. Then, when I stop to think about it, this is exactly what I wanted. Let me back up a little. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, winter and sn...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Life has defining moments
The one problem with having my college basketball loyalties four hours away as measured by time zones is that I don’t get to see very many of their games. Most of them are not carried on the basic network of channels that I subscribe to on our cable system, and, as much as I would enjoy it from t...
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Following the routine
Our lives are filled with routines. In the busiest of times, we find our comfort in our routines. I used to think routines were part of a human trait, but that’s not true. We are surrounded every day with routines that have nothing to do with us. Our largest industry is built around routines. Fis...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Life really is fair after all
We’ve all known some of those people. We’ve all seen some of those people. At one time or another, we’ve all been one of those people. Who am I talking about? I’m talking about those people who always seem to see a down side. The pessimists who dwell among us sometimes are us. The weather’s bad, ...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Keeping everyday resolutions
At Rotary this week, the speaker was talking about New Year’s resolutions. He then shared five stories about different people and the lessons we learn. It was a great program, and the speaker did a great job. Although I knew all five of the stories — it’s amazing what comes across our email somet...
Dec 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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