A Tale of Politics, Treachery and Sexual Harassment in Alaska

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The story below is written by Cean Stevens. In this she talks about her 2016 run for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and the craziness that ensued. Little did she know that running for the senate would lead to a downward spiral of sexual harassment and treachery. I met Cean in 2012 when we were both running for the legislature. … Read More

How I Ended up at a Remote Australia Cabin with Another Alaskan

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The best part about traveling is you never know exactly what kind of adventures you will find. If you know me, you know those adventures can often times be high impact – and frightening for those reading or listening. The following story is no exception. This is the story of how an Alaskan guy I met in Sydney and I … Read More

The Time I had Surgery, in Russia…

I have had employer provided health insurance since 2010. In the period from April 2010 to November 2016 I worked for three different Alaska companies, two small IT firms and a large telecom (the second IT firm I was working for was acquired by a telecom company). All three provided good insurance but had a high deductible – around $5.000 … Read More

Australian Healthcare: An American Perspective

I arrived in Australia two months ago in mid-December. I showed up soon after I was laid off from my previous job in Alaska last November. There is a law in the United States referred to as COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985). This mandates that employers continue to offer health insurance to employees if they leave the company. … Read More

My Valentine’s Day: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride

There are two things I really love: people and Vegas. After several trips to Vegas with friends, they began calling me the “set man.” This is because I talk to everyone at the pool. I am usually wearing a speedo or mankini. The girls really seem to love this, mostly because they are amused. The result is my single friends … Read More