I thought it time to shake up the status quo and transition my anchor image, from a scenic vista on the Seaward Highway to a bear that meandered across my path outside Anchorage.
It's a bit like life and endurance sport; sometimes the world seems expansive and gorgeous and you're sucking in the scenery, while in the next moment your confidence crashes down and the bear bites you in the behind.
That's how nature plays its game. It can be your friend - if you allow and embrace it - or your foe if you attempt to fight its majesty and power.
The bear will be there to remind us the great outdoors has many colors and flavors and it's our choice as to how we'll interact.