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...
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...
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...
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...