Articles from the October 1, 2017 edition


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  • What we can learn from cracked ribs

    Kenneth Kirk, For Senior Voice|Oct 1, 2017

    Let me tell you a story. I promise I will eventually flounder my way to a relevant point. A few years back, on a cold winter day, I was out walking my dogs. At one point the boy dog suddenly began pulling in one direction, and the girl dog in the other. It caught me off guard, and I happened to be standing right on an icy spot. My feet went out from under me, and with both hands tied to the leashes, I was unable to get a hand down to break my fall. I went down hard. The next day, realizing that...

  • Email aliases, search fraud and new computers

    Bob DeLaurentis, Senior Wire|Oct 1, 2017

    Q. A few months ago I used my email address to gain access to a website. It turned out I was not interested in the site, but I am still flooded with junk email from the site despite using the “Unsubscribe” link. Is there anything else I can do? A. Sadly some companies are more lax than others when it comes to respecting your email privacy. If a company fails to honor an “unsubscribe” link, your options are limited. Stop clicking unsubscribe and just delete the message without opening it. Mark it as spam or create a mail filter rule that se...

  • "Drive like you own the road"

    Dimitra Lavrakas, Senior Voice Travel Correspondent|Oct 1, 2017

    We hit the Alaska Highway after escaping British Columbia's own Bermuda Triangle - Fort St. John. Like a scene from the movie "Groundhog Day," where the main character repeats the same day over and over until they attain a higher consciousness, we circled that town in a desperate attempt to go in the right direction. Leaving Fort St. John, or so we thought, I suddenly realized the sun was on my left, signaling we were traveling south and not north. Amazingly, we maintained emotional equilibrium...

  • True North comes to life at Anchorage Museum

    Erin Kirkland, For Senior Voice|Oct 1, 2017

    For Alaskans, history and cultural traditions are intertwined in a complicated and very personal narrative unlike that found anywhere else in the United States. The combination of a vast landscape and diverse residents means a tapestry of many colors that require sensitive storytelling. We are shaped by our environment. The Anchorage Museum recently unveiled new spaces that seek to continue the story of Alaskans past, present and future. The Rasmuson Wing and Art of the North Galleries bring an...

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