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Suzanna Bobo
 
Scuttlebutt: Shipwright brings energy, expertise to museum boat
My head pounds from the high-pitched scream of saw blades, my eyes sting from dust and mold, my clothes smell like the bottom of a rubber boot. I’m as happy as a pig in slop. These days when I’m not writing — and all my other chores are done — I steal away to the parking lot at Kodiak College, wh...
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Local bear guide, author hits home with his fiction
One of my greatest pleasures of the past year was hearing local author Harry Dodge III read at the annual meeting of the Kodiak Public Library Association last spring. I had met Dodge several years earlier, briefly, in the newsroom at the Kodiak Daily Mirror, where the writer was making a valiant...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Planning ahead for a Kodiak-style love fest
Just in time for the day set aside to honor the patron saint of lovers, several organizations are sponsoring events that will allow Kodiak residents to do what they do best — show their love for one another. I’m not talking about the soppy sort of love that spawns romance novels and teen vampire ...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Snow evolves from delight to pain and back again
The wind sock hanging from the eaves of our house is motionless, but snow begins to fill the tiny tracks left by the crows who gathered hopefully on the deck rail this morning — and the bigger tracks left by my husband, who stepped out, bread in hand, to feed them. At the processing plant, cargo ...
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Va benissimo! A Kodiak student’s amazing adventures abroad
Imagine spending an afternoon hiking through the foothills of the Italian Alps. Or taking a short drive and ending up in Milan. Or returning home for supper to the land of risotto and cream sauce. Kodiak High School student Josh Bezona enjoyed these experiences and more in a recent study abroad s...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Was saint really sinning with silent reading?
I enjoyed my colleague Marion Owen’s column this week about how she rings in the winter solstice. I observe a Big Day this week as well: the feast day (Dec. 20, old calendar) of St. Ambrose of Milan. St. Ambrose was pivotal in such weighty religious matters as the defense of Christianity against ...
Dec 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Wooden toy tells a story of love and industry
On a shelf in my bedroom stands a five-inch doll. She is creamy white, like freshly fallen snow, and she has a cheerful face with pink lips parted in a perpetual smile. Her gown is hand-painted with browns and blush colors in a pattern that makes me think of berry bushes in the summer. She is my ...
Dec 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scuttlebutt: Finding an icon of historical inaccuracy
I was volunteering at the gift shop at the Orthodox Cathedral recently, and an icon I had seen a hundred times suddenly captured my attention. It was a modern portrayal of the Annunciation, that pivotal historical moment when the Archangel Gabriel delivered a message to a virgin. The virgin respo...
Nov 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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