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A thrilling ride, and it ain’t over

A thrilling ride, and it ain’t over

This is the time of year for taking stock of experiences and places, and for celebrating having survived some of the riskier events. Such as the time we left a four-engine airplane lying beside the runway halfway home from a U.S. Navy deployment to the Philippines.

Who will care for the deer?

Who will care for the deer?

My column writing career officially began in 1974, on Adak Island, in the middle of the Aleutian Chain about four hours from Anchorage in a fairly fast turboprop aircraft. I wrote about mostly outdoorsy issues and about wandering around the tundra in the company of a Bald Eagle named J Edgar, who in turn got his name from one of my favorite Mason Williams ballads. J Edgar and I lived in a hollow log on the back side of the…

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