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Corlis Taylor learned quilting after she came to Alaska, then transferred her newfound skills into clothing she calls "wearable art." Approaching retirement from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where she's worked for twenty-seven years and serves as the education department manager, she reflects on her life, her art, and her Alaska experiences. She came north in 1979 as a Vista volunteer, moving from Florida to Bethel. “I thought, ‘Oh, what have I gotten myself into?,’” she said. What she found was home.

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David James is an Alaskan author and literary critic whose work has been published by the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Press, Alaska Dispatch News, Alaska Pulse, Alaska Magazine, and Ester Republic. He is editing a forthcoming anthology of Alaska writing.
Kendell Macomber discusses aerial dancing,which she practices and teaches in Fairbanks, and her pathway into the Fairbanks professional dancing world, where she is a prominent contributor. One day I saw aerialists, and I said, that’s the next level; I have to do that. So I got up in the air and haven’t looked back.” Read more here .
I went for a hike . I got wet. I got grumpy. I got to have a beer at the end. "After pitching our tent I wrapped myself in every piece of dry clothing I had (dry bags, the miners didn’t have those either) and hid under the roof of the large, new, open-air structure that Park Service has built there, drinking coffee and telling anyone who crossed my path that if I ever leave Alaska, I’m moving to the desert."