Anxiety Attacks Like Alien Space Invaders

11/14/2020: 10:03 PM: Journal Entry Do you ever feel like you’re one second away from losing your shit all over your neighbor’s yard and then punching them in the face when they come and ask you about it? Does your breath turn shallow and fast, eyes rapid and alert, heart beating so loud it’s allContinue reading “Anxiety Attacks Like Alien Space Invaders”

New Life-Spring is Here, Baby is Near

Spring is here!Bees are buzzing in their box, collecting pollen in sacs on sunny days to feed babies in the hive to grow into worker bees. Birch buds are abound. Sandhill cranes returned with their pterodactyl like appearance and flight, their lovely call fills the valley and can be heard from our bed. Nettle andContinue reading “New Life-Spring is Here, Baby is Near”

Forever Saturday

—Fire crackles inside our home—wife drinks lemon water in bed—dogs snore—water heats on wood stove for laundry by hand—snow falls —rooster crows—cat scratches door— Quarantine I quit working for a company yesterday because ICan’t sit any longer, this body isn’t made to be sedentary.Now I get to work from home with wife, pens, plants, animals,Continue reading “Forever Saturday”

1st Case of Corona Virus in Alaska, Everything is Shutting Down

Seventeen years ago this month, I prepared to invade another country. My cell phone was taken and I was put on lockdown with the rest my brigade. We packed our rucksacks and duffel bags countless times until they were stripped of inessentials and we all knew exactly what we had and where it was. Fear,Continue reading “1st Case of Corona Virus in Alaska, Everything is Shutting Down”

Marching Out to Marching In

With my head held high! Next week marks one month since leaving my office day job to pursue matters of the home. This has been the best decision we could have made for our family, and I am so thankful Bob continues to push through and work full time to allow me to handle thingsContinue reading “Marching Out to Marching In”

Two Seek Counsel

When I was first falling in love with Savanna, she once said, “Being self-aware is a radical revolutionary act,” without even thinking about the words. The depth of this comment in such a light hearted fashion revealed the vast wisdom of her being, and she continues to teach me every day of our lives thatContinue reading “Two Seek Counsel”

Welcome to the Stark Family Blog

We are a couple of mad people who found each other and fell madly in love. We created this blog to keep our family and friends updated on our Alaskan life, and to potentially attract like minded people. Both of us love to write, farm, learn, teach, travel, read, eat, take pictures, listen to music,Continue reading “Welcome to the Stark Family Blog”