Life at Fifty Below Zero.

Have you ever thought about going to Alaska?

The thought had never crossed my mind when I agreed to teach in a small village for one year. One simple decision turned life upside down and generated many new paths.

Life at Fifty Below Zero is a memoir spanning three decades of educational work and daily adventures.

Life at Fifty Below Zero

Life at Fifty Below Zero

An Alaskan Memoir on Teaching and Learning

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When asked, “do you know what a honey bucket is, can you use one?” I said yes. Beginning in 1972 and over the next thirty-three years I traveled to all four corners of state and many places in between working with school districts learning more than I taught. The idea of no running water, no phones, no daily news, and no stores seemed surreal and alien, but I adapted.

After landing in Alaska I learned it was even more remote than I thought; the weather was colder than imagined; and animals, such as moose and bears wandered through communities. In the beginning I often wondered who was the teacher and who was the student.

You should read this book!

Learn about Alaska in the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond…
Hear how high school education finally arrived in rural communities.
Understand how to live in fifty degrees below zero.
Discover how to build a log house.
Experience the Chilkoot trail, kayaking, bear encounters, hiking in moose country.
The first 500 people to buy the book will receive a bookmark and copy of the 2020 Alaska Milepost map with their purchase.

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To the lover of pure wildness Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

John Muir, Travels in Alaska

Driving sled dogs… It was a beautiful sunny day of ten degrees above zero. Hearing the quiet panting of the dogs was hypnotizing. I was focused on completing the turns without any problems…
Christina Reagle, 1981
Life at Fifty Below Zero

How cold is fifty below zero?

Freezing is 32° Fahrenheit or 0° Celsius. ‘Below zero or minus’ refers to the temperature below zero Fahrenheit. 50° below zero or minus 50 means it is 82° below freezing (Fahrenheit).
That is damn cold.

…I loved the opportunity to be outside when it was quiet and still. The spring birds sang as I ran along. I stepped into a mental space of mindfulness of my surroundings. It was almost hypnotic.

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