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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.

Thirty-seven years ago on May 18, 1980, I sat on spring grass at an outdoor picnic for a cast party to celebrate our community theatre production, Carousel. I held a […]

I feel like I’m the only one worrying about being nuked by North Korea. No one talks about it, except the media. It must be weighing on the minds of […]

I’ve written about this before, but today is St. Patrick’s Day. So I’m writing about it again. I used to pretend I was Irish. It seemed like everyone from my […]