By Dennis Simpson
February 18, 2013
This may be just a rant from another old timer that remembers when. Before Alaska became a state there were certainly things in the water but you would think everyone would know better now. Somehow, in all the craziness that is the lower 48, (and if you haven’t been here for awhile, save yourself) I’ve held in mind that there were still so many folks in Alaska that knew what was good for them, their economy and the future.
I’ll miss the fish and the opportunities to brag about them, the folks that do the catching, and what I recall as common sense even among those who had strong political differences.
While not optimistic, I’ll remain hopeful for signs of insight, perspective, and political will that can serve the interests of all.
Here’s to a prosperous and healthy season.
Received February 13, 2013 - Published February 18, 2013
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