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On poppy blooms and companionship: Alaska News Brief June 2022

When a Himalayan poppy blooms, you know summer has come.

When families saunter by with dogs in tow and kids on whatever set of wheels they ride; when open windows barely cool you off and tending the yard works up a sweat; when the pollinators swarm and the rhubarb erupts.

Yes, this summer has arrived with the reminder that companionship exists all around us, even if we forget, even when we’re curled up with our own sadness or toil or rapture. We will always lose what we love, and always love what we must someday lose.… Read More