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...