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Lois Paige Simenson writes for newspapers & magazines, is a playwright, guest blogs, & blogs about her Alaska life, The Alaska Philosophaster.
She is working on her debut novel, The Butte Girls Club, to be published next year.

I learned today that Sister Charles Marie, my 8th grade teacher at St. Patrick’s elementary school, passed away. We used to call her Sister Chuck, not out of disrespect, but […]

With the recent news of the Brussels bombings by terrorists, the world is once again on edge. The U.S. State Department has issued an alert for U.S. citizens traveling to […]

  Ten years ago I took my first trip overseas to Italy. I learned about art, world history, and the dazzling Tuscan and Amalfi landscapes. “You Americanos eat too fast […]