|Mooch the cat - my longtime editor|
When PA began, there weren't nearly as many progressive Alaskan blogs as there now are. Twitter wasn't going yet, and Facebook was barely off the ground.
Most Americans had never heard of Sarah Palin, and far fewer knew anything about Wasilla, Alaska. From August 29th 2008 through October 5th 2011, PA, along with a lot of other blogs around Alaska, the USA and the world, spent a lot of time trying to make sure Sarah Palin wasn't somehow insinuated upon the world. In the end, more than anything we did, she did herself in.
PA ended up publishing 492 posts as parts of the Saradise Lost Series:
• Saradise Lost - Book I --- 181 chapters (the 2008 Presidential campaign)
• Saradise Lost - Book II -- 77 chapters (from Palin's return to Juneau to the resignation announcement)
• Saradise Lost Book III -- 31 chapters (from the announcement to the quitting)
• Saradise Lost Book IV -- 66 chapters (Palin's re-insinuation into national political dialog)
• Saradise Lost Book V -- 86 chapters (following Palin's attempt to create a 2012 campaign basis)
• Saradise Found -------- 32 chapters (strange events of people worshipping Palin)
• Saradise Lost & Found -- 19 chapters (Palin oddities)Besides those articles, PA has probably published over 100 other articles and diaries about Palin.
|2007 anti-coal plant sign near Palmer|
There are more battles to be fought here, too. I'm going to devote much space to following Carl Gatto very closely this upcoming legislative session, even though I've been gerrymandered out of his legislative district.
Since August, I've had the biggest work load ever at UAA, and added a class that is wonderful to teach - advanced music theory - but has required a tremendous amount of preparation and accounting time. And I've got three music composition projects going on simultaneously, something I hadn't tried to do since starting PA.
I've learned a lot while writing here. Much of it has been from doing research for articles. But a lot has been from readers who commented.
|Neklason Lake and the Talkeetnas above Wishbone Hill|