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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.

Today I washed Ginger’s dog dish for the last time. She stopped eating yesterday for good. She’s reached the end of her life. Dogs don’t get a very long life. […]

Last June at the Valdez Theatre Conference Play Lab, I attended a reading of a play by Dick Reichmann, called The Ticket. For long-time Alaskans such as myself, it was […]

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 […]