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The Varney Tens

...the type of guy who needs the latest model of a vehicle every year but I do suffer from what is referred to by our clan as The Varney Tens. The Tens is a generic quirk of the males of my lineage to buy a new rig when our old one passes its decade milestone...
Christmas is a time for...

Editor's note: This column was originally published in The Clarion on Dec. 25, 2011. Author Nick Varney said he had several requests to share it again this year. We all have certain memories or thoughts of times and places that provide...
Turkey troubles

...matter. As for me, my turkeys continue to be roasted to perfection following an ancient recipie developed by the men of the Varney clan eons ago. We give them to our wives and then stay out of the kitchen because they are armed and very territorial this...
Grinchettes and grudges

...America had at least finished its Thanksgiving leftovers.Before I give you a snapshot of what it was like back then for the Varney clan, I need to make a full disclosure.In the interest of justice, I am forced to admit there are certainly two (maybe...
Time for the moose column throwdown

...Sunday paper, brought out the Peninsula Life section to see what Varney had to say and HE had written his column about moose. Not just...about Redoubt, or icy streets or Juneau doings, blame it on Varney. It's all his fault you got two columns on Moose. Virginia...
School Briefs 1109

...Taylor, Harley Thomas, Summer Tugan, Ituau Tuisaula, Tanner Ussing, Kody Van Dyke, Kalee Vanderwall, Joseph VanHout, Rayna Varney, Rowan Vasquez, Mollee Verba, Margret Verg-In, Riley Vickaryous, Tyra Vix, Elijah Wackler, Trenton Walden, Noah Walker...
Around the District

...Spence, Zoey Stauss, Katie Stoll, Dennis Taylor, Harley Thomas, Zachary Ulrich, Jefferson Uta, Hosanna VanHout, Rayna Varney, Tyra Vix, Noah Walker, Deja Walker, Madison West, Osric White, Tadan White, Alyssa Wilkinson, Aiden Willets, Anna Williams...
Unhinged Alaska: Fall and my dog Howard

I'm one of those offbeat types who enjoys the early morning hours where the eastern sky has yet to develop its personality and merely glows with a muted silver patina.
Unhinged Alaska: The pitfalls of being a freelancer

To answer several emails that have rolled in lately, yes, the rumors are true, I also write a summer fishing column for the Homer News.
Unhinged Alaska: Humpbacks and minke and orcas! Oh my!

Homer claims to be the "Halibut Capital of the World" but if things keep up it may add serious whale watching to the menu of cool stuff to do.


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