Alaska Tales

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My Travel Blog

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Welcome. Enjoy the adventures & misadventures of independent author Hank Nuwer with photos by wife Gosia Nuwer.  Scroll down to very bottom of this main page for archived stories.

Bio: Hank Nuwer is the 2023 Alaska Columnist of Year and 2021 Ohio SPJ Columnist of the Year.  Contact Professor Emeritus Nuwer at Hnuwer@franklincollege.edu 

Gosia Nuwer is an accountant and former international accounting manager who enjoys photographing Alaska and its wildlife. She and Hank reside in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

 

A literary anthology-in-progress

Nome for the holidays: A Travel Review

Nome for the holidays: A Travel Review

By Hank Nuwer Experiencing an adventure in Nome, Alaska, across from mainland Russia, was on a bucket list for my wife Gosia and me. Last Memorial Day weekend we flew to this historic Western city where Wyatt Earp ran the Dexter Saloon during the Gold Rush Days of...

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Lusting in my heart: for a stamp collection

Lusting in my heart: for a stamp collection

by Hank Nuwer I don’t gamble, but if I did my adrenaline might skyrocket as it did the night I entered an online Great North Auction for the stamp collection of the late Russell Hobart Green Jr. of Fairbanks. I knew exactly what was in the collection and had a pretty...

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His Sister’s Keeper

His Sister’s Keeper

Photo: the late former Florence Livingston Thurman Livingston, 12, and his sister Florence, 8, were typical kids enjoying life on a farm northeast of Union City. On Aug. 30, 1936, around 10 a.m., they decided to build a fire in the woods near their home.  Thurman, a...

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What’s It like to hit a Moose?

What’s It like to hit a Moose?

by Hank Nuwer Moose in Alaska are everywhere. You can’t escape them.                   When my wife Gosia and I take our favorite daily stroll through the University of Alaska’s splendid botanical gardens, we keep a wary eye out for the critters who come out of the...

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Literary Journalism: A Primer by Hank Nuwer

Literary Journalism: A Primer by Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer Feature Writing essay from the book Real Feature Writing by Abraham Aamidor     When editors confront a writer whose feature stalled, they often say that the ailing story needs better flow and detail. In other words, they give writing suggestions that...

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Unintended causes should concern us all

Unintended causes should concern us all

It’s a story as old as the story of human progress. A new discovery or innovation heralded for its efficacy is suspected to have harmful effects that require ingenuity on the part of researchers to find an antidote to the unintended causes. I consider it compelling...

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