#Mountain Monday July 10, 2017

Pagesculptor Studios has taken on the awesome job of co-directing the 52nd Annual Gold Discovery Run. Felix Pedro struck gold on July 22, 1902, in a creek 12 miles north of E. T. Barnette’s Trading Post. In 1965 the Gold Discovery Run was inaugurated to commemorate his discovery, which led to gold fever and the founding of Fairbanks. Sunday, July 23, 2017 will mark the 52nd Annual running of this unique event, which is part of the Usibelli Running Series.  The race is 16.3 miles starting at Cleary Summit crossing trails and road before ending at Silver Gulch Brewery.

Following that is a regular board meeting of the Fairbanks Cycle Club.  As a triathlete, studio owner Rachael Kvapil has taken on the role of President of FCC for the second year in a row. She believes in contributing to the health of the community through mental, emotional, and physical activity and works with organizations who do the same.

How is your Monday shaping up?

Better When Wet

Finally got my hands on the swim cap I designed for the Fairbanks Arctic Swim Team  (F.A.S.T) Masters. Sorry, it’s a little wet. I wore it in swim practice today. This design is also being enlarged for a team banner that will travel to team competitions.

The Silver Lining of Taxes

Last week I paid taxes for the first time in 12 years.  Honestly, I had mixed feelings about this as a business owner. Sure the upside is my tax money, in theory, funds utilitarian projects like roads, schools, and social programs.  The downside is handing over a chunk of money without receiving a tangible return that directly benefits my business.

Apps like Trip Tracker could possibly make a difference next tax season.

Apps like Trip Tracker could possibly make a difference next tax season.

Can you tell I’m not the one responsible for my family taxes?  Otherwise, I’m sure I would have gone through this reflection already.  However, I have found a way to put a spin on it all. Continue reading

Last Year As A Pre-Teen

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Pagesculptor Studio’s 12th Birthday caught me off guard. I had worked all day in the studio when an alert popped up on my screen around 4pm: Congratulations! Pagesculptor Studios is 12-years-old. I stared at the screen blurry eyed. This year had been so amazing, and the company had grown in so many ways. It reminded me of when Ivan had turned 12 all those years back. One big spurt right before his teenage years. And then it all moved so quickly from there.

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