When I was in my early 20s I spent a night in a youth hostel at Cannon Beach.  I was in a dorm room with several other young women and had an enjoyable evening chatting with one young woman who was bicycling across the country.  The next day she was going to her ultimate destination – Astoria, OR.  It felt heady, exciting, to stay in a hostel and meet interesting people.  Continue reading

Back to Fairbanks

Last week I tried asking Rose and Mike if there were any hairdressers in Tok who cut women’s hair.  My bangs were beginning to hang in my eyes and bug me.  Talking about it between themselves, they finally said, “Well, there’s the dog groomer who also cuts people’s hair!”  We decided it was time for another trip to the big city! Continue reading