This is our lodge dog, Dynamite. She’s about 80 or 90 in doggy years. A former sled dog, she is retired now and slowly wanders about town looking for friendly people to pet her and give her food. Despite the fact that her hips are bad, you can sometimes catch her running laps around town with what I can only describe as a smile on her snout.
Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability. View all posts by Jonathan Erdman