Category: Looking Inward

Looking Inward: Why last week was my week

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist 03/03/2015 The last time snow graced the skies and blanketed the streets of Fairbanks, I cried. The serenity of the softly-falling snowflakes unsettled my freshly acquired status of...

Looking Inward: What Music Can Do

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist 02/10/2015 Music can inspire, it can empower, it can start revolutions and riots, but it can also bring you down. If you happened upon my last piece in...

Looking Inward: The Bright Side of Life

Emily Russell Sun Star contributor The night before it happened, we sang the song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” from the Monty Python movie, “The Life of Brian.” Then the next...

Looking Inward: The Bright Side of Life

Looking Inward: The Bright Side of Life

Emily Russell Sun Star contributor 01/28/2015 The night before it happened, we sang the song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” from the Monty Python movie, “The Life of Brian.” Then the...

Looking Inward: Celebrating Away From Home

Looking Inward: Celebrating Away From Home

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist December 10, 2014 I moved to Alaska over two years ago, not knowing a single soul in a state that is two and a half times the size...