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 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Jewels is just a 'chimp off the old block'

Having grown up in a family that lived for practical jokes, you might guess that I have always been a bit hesitant when someone tells me something, or wants to show me how they caught a rabid coon in...

 

You remind me of the former Lieutenant Governor

You remind me of the former Lieutenant Governor Dear Editor, A friend in Seward, Jeanette Wright, sent congratulations yesterday along with a Phoenix Log story titled “Former Seward woman takes 2nd at Alamo 5K Run/Walk,” and I laughed and...

 

OMG! Someone call the fire department

For whatever reason, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made Mad’s mother and father had an unusual hobby as they were growing up in small towns all over Texas. Just good ol’ ’billies from West Texas (yes, they were only ’billies because there are no hills...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 27, 2017

And in this corner ... its the 'Sugarman'

I think everyone who grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s secretly wanted to be like Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard and Rocky Balboa. I admit it, I did. Being the small kid that I was, I...

 

Lawsuit puts PFD's future in Supreme Court's hands

Governor Jay Hammond, Permanent Fund founder, knew this time would come – the time when politicians would move to spend the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) without public consent. Hammond believed in the PFD as Alaskans’ right to share equally in...

 

The alphabet shortened my sports career

When I was younger, I was a pretty active athlete. I played football and baseball. I even played basketball. Well, I played as much as a skinny 5-foot-2 kid could while sitting on the bench and handing out towels and water cups. In fact, let’s not...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Just a'pickin', a'grinnin and a'hummin'

I admire people who can play musical instruments. It doesn’t really matter what instrument it is … the guitar, the drums or even the spoons. I find it amazing that someone can do that. Probably the reason I admire them is because I have trouble...

 

Thanks to Ray's

Dear Editor, On behalf of Resurrection Lutheran Church, I would like to thank Ray’s Waterfront Restaurant, especially Tekoa Wallace and the kitchen staff, for once again providing the sloppy joes, chips and pickles for our annual 4th of July...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Being a 'Creative Chef' has its benefits

As I was growing up, I sometimes wondered why I wasn’t as good at working with wood as my older brothers, Danny, Wayne and Butch. And, no, getting paddled at school with a wooden board does not make someone an expert on woodworking … although I...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Tipping the old rack to the U-10 Moose

As a young couple, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad and I were pretty poor. I mean, I worked at a newspaper and was going to college type of poor. Honestly, there were days that ramen noodles looked like...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 22, 2017

Are you ready for the party to start

Everyone loves a parade and fireworks. Well, unless you are the one that gets a really short fuse on the firecracker … then you probably aren’t going to be real happy. Of course, since we live in...

 

Open letter of support for National Park infrastructure

Visitors to Alaska come to experience many things, and they come to Seward for the great fishing, amazing scenery, and wonderful people. Seward has a world-class national park, Kenai Fjords, which hosted over 300,000 visitors last year. Visitors to...

 

Sometimes the cape fits someone else better

Normally, I would never write a serious column … mainly because the three thoughts I have each week are rarely serious. Just ask anyone in my family, they’ll tell you without a doubt I’m the duck that is always out of line. But, bear with me,...

 

My sister-in-law is officially an O.L.D

I’m sure we all know someone who believes everything they hear, ergardless if it sounds like it had just come out of Kevin Hart’s joke book. For the most part, these people are usually the life of the party because they keep people laughing....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 1, 2017

The truth about which sex gets sicker

For the better part of my life, I’ve been a pretty healthy person. That being said, I’m also big enough to admit that men get sicker than women. I know this from personal observation from when...

 

OMG! I'm the little old guy from Pasadena

Truthfully, I have never been much of one for counting birthdays. Perhaps that is due to the fact that I have a hard time remembering dates, or maybe it is because I never thought I’d live to be this age so I didn’t pay attention. Whatever the...

 

Pray this depth of love will become a reality in our lives

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 You see, according to Jesus, the ultimate test of true love is one’s willingness to die for another, specially your friends. He personally lived this...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Cooties could have put me in the backfield

For the most part, the pains of age haven’t had a major impact on She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Always a very limber and very athletic person, she never fails to smile and shake her head when I...

 
 By Lisa Jarvs    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Look outside your box and see the world

When we were kids, one of the most exciting things to hear was that you were taking a “field trip.”  Field trips were a break from everyday schoolwork and a chance to go on adventure with all your friends, what could be better.  Now that we are...

 

May is a beautiful time to reflect on God's glory

In Alaska, May is one of the most beautiful times to reflect on God’s Glory. The weather is usually one of the sunniest, flowers burst forth, fishing and boating take off. Our nation celebrates Mother’s Day to thank them for giving us life. We...

 

Allow Him to come in, clean and repair your heart today

God is in the heart-changing business. Of all the ways that God deals with people—through circumstances, relationships, even tragedies—He always come back to our heart. More than anything else, God wants to touch your heart; to heal it’s pain...

 
 By Lisa Jarvis    Opinion    April 27, 2017

Just be the best person you can be

It is natural to feel let down when we see our fellow men and women behaving badly. However, let the focus be on your own life. From time to time, we are all fed up with what humanity is doing around us, whether it is from learning about what is...

 
 By Max Ingalls    Opinion    April 20, 2017

Run with endurance the race that is set before you

Palm Sunday has come and gone, but I’m still considering it’s implications. It marks the day of Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry” into the city of Jerusalem, and the beginning of the Jesus’ final week before the cross. It’s at this time that we...

 
 By Lisa Jarvis    Opinion    April 20, 2017

Remember to put your destiny in your own hands

Are you a person that believes that you have a destiny? Some people believe that they are predestined and should resign their selves to their lots in life. In truth we all decide what that destiny will be. While we all are born with a life purpose,...

 

Finding 'Seward Love' after the holidays

Finding “you” after the holidays: I love the holidays; you hear from people you haven’t heard from all year whether it’s a special holiday card or a phone call or party. This is the time when families come together. Now that is all over,...

 

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