How’d you spend your weekend? I got to be on local radio, where I talked about “Your Playbook For Tough Times” and acted in an on-air skit.
“The Big Alaska Show” is an every-Saturday event on KFQD-AM. It’s a mix of interviews and (alleged) comedy bits, some of which hit and some of which miss. The hosts, Steve Stripling and Mike Ford, cheerfully describe it as “the longest-running error-riddled radio program in Alaska.
And I did my part to help that along. Wouldn’t you?
I was one of two guests this week, the other being Mike Dunham, who talked about meeting and interviewing both Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas Jr. He says his claim to fame is that he shook the hand of the man who shook the hand of Lawrence of Arabia.
Dunham was my former editor at The Anchorage Daily News, which came in extremely handy when Uncle Steve and Mike Ford wanted to talk about “Your Playbook For Tough Times.” Dunham talked up the book’s readability and tight writing (that’s an editor for you) but also praised my cheapskate tendencies. Bless his heart.
During a commercial break we were handed a one-page skit to read on the air. If you’d like to hear the result, catch the podcast here. (Pressed for time? I come in at about 18 minutes and 40 seconds.)
The rest of the weekend was blessedly quiet and low-key: a little yard work to button down the garden for the winter, a quick trip to the used bread store, pleasant meals, some reading, a lovely trip to the basement sauna, the rest of my unpacking* and lots of sleep.
After the stress and fear surrounding my recent trip south, I really, really needed some rest and rejuvenation. If all weekends could be this restorative I think we’d have fewer wars.
*All except for the swag from FinCon16, which still fills a big bag to bulging. Boy, will that be a fun giveaway in the near future.