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Suzanna Bobo
 
Is cursive writing obsolete?
My sister Bonnie called from Colorado last week in a highly agitated mood. She had attended a meeting for parents of children entering the first grade at Highland Elementary and had learned that Emily, her daughter, would not be learning how to write in cursive. In fact, Bonnie discovered, it had...
Jun 24, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Julia Wiley and the art of aging
Ten athletes and five coaches and volunteers will board an Era flight today, Kodiak’s representatives to the 2011 Summer Special Olympics games in Anchorage. Kodiak’s delegation includes men and women who will compete in powerlifting and basketball skills. Sadly, the delegation does not include o...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s a boat thing
They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. The sun was shining, the ocean glimmering and my husband Bo could not wait to launch. He had life vests for everyone, fishing gear and brand new batteries in the radio. He had tested the outboard, replaced spark plugs and a corroded switch, a...
May 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boats, banks and bell towers
The cruise ship season begins this Saturday as Kodiak welcomes Holland America’s Volendam and the ship’s 1,400-plus passengers. It promises to be a challenging season for tourists and residents alike; with the exception of this Saturday’s boat, all of the larger cruise ships will arrive early Sun...
May 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spruce tip jelly: Food for the angels
It must be the diet. Lately, all I can think about is food. And thinking about food makes me think about food in literature (“Babette’s Feast,” “Like Water for Chocolate,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”). And, of course, food in film (“Tortilla Soup,” “Ratatouille,” “Julie and Julia”). One of my ...
Apr 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A farewell to flour
The season of Lent is drawing to a close. The solemnity of Holy Week and the glorious celebration of the Resurrection are within view. It is the perfect time for me to reflect on the lessons learned from my Lenten fast. Among my Orthodox Christian and many of my Roman Catholic friends, the ancien...
Apr 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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No pranks after noon on April 1
What’s your favorite April Fool’s hoax? Or your least favorite? I admit, I’m not a big fan of April Fool’s Day. I don’t like it when someone pulls the wool over my eyes. Call it the product of having older siblings. My brother Chuck sent me into an emotional tailspin one April Fool’s Day. Our mot...
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bow ready in eight weeks
This is a story about bows, about illness and about recovery. My husband Bo introduced me to bowhunting when we first met in the summer of 2004, and I quickly became a fan of the sport. As a fourth-generation Coloradoan, I was no stranger to hiking and backpacking in rugged mountain terrain; the ...
Mar 18, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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