New Sentinel staffer looks forward to Alaska adventure
October 25, 2023
"Why would you want to move to a small town in Alaska?"
That was the question put to me by the Sentinel's publisher, Larry Persily, when I applied for the position of editor.
My answer? I was looking for an adventure.
Before coming here, I had never been near the state of Alaska. I did live in Fargo, North Dakota, from 2004 to 2006, which is a lot colder. But it's a dry cold; I heard that phrase a lot while I was there - that and "uff da".
I was born in Richmond, Virginia, and spent my formative years in Washington, D.C. Then my parents divorced and my mother brought me and my younger sis...