Monday, January 12, 2009


Ish may not have his camera ready, but The Kodiak Perspective is on the job. With the Iditerod a month away, interest in dog sledding is on the rise, could this be Kodiak's next entrant? 

Sunday, January 11, 2009


To prevent accidents the Kodiak plow crews move the snow into the center of the road. When there are slippery conditions these snow berms help prevent accidents. Unless of course we get some brit who doesn't know which side of the road to drive on.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Big brother is out there!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Choosing health care providers here in Kodiak can be an ordeal. If you have insurance, you may start by perusing a list of preferred providers. The Kodiak Perspective has been seeing a counselor for about 6 months. There is only one preferred provider in this field from this insurance company. On his first visit he expressed his concern, and hoped that this situation would be remedied. 

The Kodiak Perspective has gotten the run around for these 6 months. The counselor, like many of the professionals, does not concern herself with the details of billing, they like to appear to be above that level. Finally on New Year’s Eve, The Kodiak Perspective had an appointment with one of the staff of the facility. When he showed up, that person was not available, and another person, lower down the ladder, who doesn’t know enough to lie to the customer, finally gave an honest answer.

They are not a preferred provider for any insurance company, because then they would have to accept less money for their services.

In other parts of the country, one has more choices of providers, but here in Kodiak we have few options.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Are you the same age as the State of Alaska (50)? Then the Alaska Railroad has a special deal for you. One day of free travel aboard the Blue and Gold.

If you have never been on our state’s rails you are missing something special. The Kodiak Perspective took a ride a few years back and really enjoyed the experience.

Be sure to get your “Ride Guide” at the Anchorage depot for a mile by mile tour of Alaska.

Even if you are not 50 years old, the Alaska Railroad is also have a special for Fur Rondy. There are more specials at the web site.

All Aboard.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Snowzilla has reappeared in Anchorage. City officials have condemned the creature as a menace and want him destroyed. His crime is that he attracts attention and creates traffic.

Meanwhile, in Harbin China snow has been manufactured to complete their answer, a giant Father Christmas, who attracts attention and creates traffic.

Hmmm . . . sounds like the number, an illegal gambling activity until the states embraced it as the lottery.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Christmas morning has arrived with not only a visit from Santa, but also from an unwelcome visitor, Mister Mucus. Instead of enjoying a delightful morning of presents to unwrap and greetings from friends to enjoy, The Kodiak Perspective is steaming his head to breakup the congestion that has invaded his lungs and sinuses.

Hopefully your Christmas morning finds you with better holiday spirits, twinkly lights, and brightly colored presents under the tree.

The Kodiak Perspective wishes all of you a joyous holiday to be enjoyed in good health. Merry Christmas to all, and to all ach-choo.

Monday, December 22, 2008


The Kodiak Perspective awoke this morning to a fresh dusting of snow on the lawn. Hope soars for a White Christmas. 

Funny, when he moved to Alaska, The Kodiak Perspective thought that a white Christmas would be a foregone conclusion, but it has not been so. His first year in Kodiak, The Perspective took a hike on Christmas day up Pillar Mountain just to get to the snow.

With the holiday on Thursday, snow on Monday is a good sign. Let us hope that it puts people in the spirit of the holiday.

Friday, December 19, 2008


How does Santa Claus visit all the children in the world in just one night? The Kodiak Perspective may have his own theory, but if you would like to see Santa’s flight as tracked by NORAD and broadcast over Google Earth, you must download the widget, then leave Google Earth on on Christmas Eve. The show starts at midnight at the international date line, as Santa works the time zones and his magic to spread joy to all the good little boys and girls.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


In a move that can only be described as French, Parisian nude models staged a protest . . . by removing their clothing. Imagine a strike by manufacturers by building stuff, or retail employees striking by selling goods. It all just screams the French anthem “I GIVE UP.”

At issue in this dispute is something called the “cornet” which is something extra paid by the artist in addition to the models wages, the tip if you will.

Maybe The Kodiak Perspective has this wrong, maybe the nudity is not the point of the protest, maybe these nudies refuse to keep still. Keep an eye out for French artwork featuring fuzzy nudes. . . a return to impressionism.