Culture

A recent article in Relevant Magazine caught my eye and brought me up short, as I’d been guilty of the same things over the years. Titled “5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Pastor ... and what you should say instead,” the article contained wonderful advice about the things we innocently say to pastors and what it reveals about us.

Chris Thompson

Scott and Mardie Robb transplant dianthus flowers, which they started from seed at their Colony Greenhouse in Palmer, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 24. The greenhouse will be open to the public on April 1 hanging baskets and flats of flowers and vegetables for sale. 

Bob Hallinen
I think it is safe for me to discuss the weather. You know my record and thus my hesitancy. However, a quick glimpse at the 10-day forecast sure suggests that spring is, indeed, here for the duration.Jeff Lowenfels
Before you start pinning dream wedding ideas to a public Pinterest board, have a private conversation with your partner and make sure you’re on the same page.Wayne and Wanda
This is unlike any “carrot cake” I’ve ever had, and I hesitate to even call it carrot cake because it’s so pleasantly different. For starters, there are no spices in this cake.Maya Evoy
The dogfight between Alaska Airlines and Delta is good news for travelers. JetBlue also is contributing to lower fares up and down the West Coast. Scott McMurren
As one test kitchen chef put it: “It ain’t pretty but it’s addictive!”Kim Sunée
Captain James Cook is thought of as an explorer of the South Seas, but a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum focuses attention on his equally remarkable achievements in the north.Mike Dunham

The exhibit "Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage" opens March 27, 2015, at the Anchorage Museum.

Marc Lester
A UAA writing professor will pick up the John Burroughs award for nature writing in ceremonies next month, and a West High student repeats as the state poetry champ.Mike Dunham