I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

“So friends, everyday do something that won’t compute. Love the Lord. Love the World. Work for nothing.” –  from Wendell Berry’s poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 

and if Jim Wilson’s rock garden is not enough to convince of Berry’s wisdom, read this story from today’s Alaska Dispatch News about Christy Tengs Fowler and the songs she has written for Dr. Phil. (Yes, that Dr. Phil) in my first column for the new paper that used to be the Anchorage Daily News and the Alaska Dispatch.