Hallowe’en…What’s So Great About It?

I grew up in the Alaskan Bush, far from towns and neighborhoods. My formative years were spent mushing dogs, riding snowmachines, skating on the Big Pond, exploring the benches behind our house in March when the crust of the snow was just right...so when October rolled around, the only thing we were ever excited about … Continue reading Hallowe’en…What’s So Great About It?

Summer is LIFE…

This week our prompt is supposed to be “It was the summer of…” but I have already written one of those about The Summer from Hell which you can read at https://shermancityhall.com/2015/11/20/the-hardship-that-i-am-most-thankful-for/. I have lived for sixty summers…to most people, summer is a wonderful time of freedom, long warm nights and all the things we … Continue reading Summer is LIFE…

Goodness, It Has Been Awhile…The Conference

The last time I wrote a blog entry was way back in September 2017...that was not long after the Fall semester began. A word of advice: if possible...DO NOT take three history classes at the same time - particularly if two of these courses are upper division and the third is needlessly complicated. If memory … Continue reading Goodness, It Has Been Awhile…The Conference

The First Week of the Fall Semester…

The fall semester has begun at the University of Alaska Anchorage…for me, the beginning of school used to be something I eagerly anticipated – particularly when I was a child. We were homeschooled, as we lived way out in the Bush. Our books arrived from Juneau in a large square box, including teacher’s manuals…and supplies … Continue reading The First Week of the Fall Semester…