The ratio of number of residents in Tyonek to the number of sex offenders is 171 to 1.
No representation is made that the persons listed here are currently on the state's sex offenders registry.
Alaska is the largest state by area and has an international border with Canada, which means more opportunities to meet new people looking to share in the international language of love.
Some of the guys who approached me were goblins; I regularly turned down the five-fingered grandpa — that’s five fingers total — who constantly asked me for a blow job whenever I drank at a particular downtown bar, and I practically ran away from a man who had the stringy baldness of a young Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Picture Show when he sidled up and asked me if I had any communicable diseases as his opening line.
I got to Alaska the way most people do: Through personal trauma and a series of questionable decisions.
It’s where I ran after September 11; I was 24 years old, working for the United Nations, and exhausted by the fact that I had to pass through an endless series of security checkpoints every time I needed to pee.
Welcome to “It’s Complicated,” a week of stories on the sometimes frustrating, sometimes confusing, always engrossing subject of modern relationships.
In the four years I lived in Anchorage, I dated more than I probably will for the rest of my life.