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July 31, 2021

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Secret Mormon fascist outed in the Department of Law? -

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Alaska GOP Goes Full Cannibal -

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Open Thread – Lost in Translation

I just had to share this.  Whenever another blog links to Mudflats, I can see it from what I like to call “the back room.”    I don’t always check it, but tonight I did, and this one was right at the top…and looked kind of strange from what I could see, so I clicked.  It seems to be some sort of hiking website from Quebec.  It appears that the autotranslator tried to turn all your comments from the previous post into …. French and back?  I have no idea, but I was absolutely in stitches by the end of it. …

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I Got a Golden Ticket! And You Can Too.

I had more fun yesterday than should be allowed.  Let me preface this story with the fact that I am a huge art-o-phile, and museum nerd.  There’s almost nothing I’d rather do than hang out in a museum all day.  I can run even hard core museum goers into the ground.  I never get tired of it.  Ever. So, when I got an email last week inviting me as a member of “the media” (!) to come take a preview of the soon-to-be-open new Anchorage Museum expansion, and tour the special exhibit “Gold,” I was rather beside myself.  It’s a…

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Congratulations to the 2009 Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist, Nathan Jackson.

Every year Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation bestows a Distinguished Artist Award to one of Alaska’s talented artists.  How they ever decide which one person gets this top distinction is beyond me.   This year’s recipient is truly remarkable.  A visual artist, jewelry maker, carver and mentor, Nathan Jackson is known best for carving traditional totem poles. To stand at the base of a totem pole and look up is a remarkable experience.  They seem to practically vibrate with life and meaning, and   He has also been tireless in his efforts to pass this dying art on to a new generation, passing on…

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