August 2011

Exploring Homer, Alaska: the Salty Dawg Saloon

August 30, 2011

Last week I made a three-day visit to Homer, Alaska – a city on the Kenai Peninsula immortalized in Tom Bodett’s As Far As You Can Go Without A Passport: The View From The End Of The Road.   A popular bumper sticker describes the town as “˜Homer – A quaint little drinking village with a fishing […]

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Exploring Homer, Alaska: the Pratt Museum

August 29, 2011

During a recent visit to Mr. Jones’ hometown of Anchorage, I made a three-day side trip to Homer, Alaska – a small city on the Kenai Peninsula immortalized in Tom Bodett’s As Far As You Can Go Without A Passport: The View From The End Of The Road. It was my first visit to this ‘Cosmic […]

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Exploring Anchorage, Alaska: Binky the Polar Bear and the Alaska Zoo

August 22, 2011

We are visiting Mr. Jones’ hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, and staying in what Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry calls a “two-bear” hotel. Seeing the two bears in the lobby reminded Mr. Jones of one Barry’s columns on Alaska from 1995. In his DON’T FEED THE TOURISTS column, Barry writes about “Binky” — a polar bear at Anchorage’s zoo […]

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