“This summer I had a single task: spread my mother’s ashes somewhere in Alaska. In May I set out, two black Labs in tow, with the idea of finding the ideal resting spot. I drove the 3,000 miles of the Al-Can Highway, my mom’s ashes bumping along somewhere among the camping gear, bags of dog food, and fly rods.” – Dave Zoby reading from his Winter 2018 feature story, “Mosquitos & Char.”
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This episode of The DrakeCast is a little deviation from the norm. Instead of telling you about a certain issue or lamenting the loss of native species, we’re going to feature Dave Zoby reading his essay “Mosquitos & Char,” which appeared in the Winter 2018 Issue of the Drake Magazine. You may remember his voice from the bonus episode “Dancing with Death on the Bighorn.” To read this story and a whole bunch of other good stuff, grab the latest issue of the Drake.
If you’d like to read more from Mr. Zoby, check out his recently published collection of essays, Fish Like You Mean It.
Elliott Adler is a writer and audio producer based wherever his 2000 Ford Windstar is parked. Follow him: @cobaltjackson