We are back. I can’t seem to nap enough.

I took more than 200 pictures, and I will do my best to give you all the travelogue and editorial about my re-visit to alaska.

alaskan news

So, we’re here. We made it.

Can’t post much from the road, as few moments at a real keyboard are possible.  But I am twittering madly from my phone.

I’ll give you all the scoop when I get back home.

Signing off from Healy


A couple weeks ago, I had a bad start to the week. Nothing disastrous, I just hadn’t wanted to get out of bed.

I spoke to the people I encountered at work, responding to the inevitable question ‘How are you doing?”:

“Ugh. This monday is steep.”

A metaphor, perhaps. Steep, meaning hard to climb. It was a monday that was hard to get through.

Not too long after, a friday appeared. It was at the end of a long week. Someone said, again “How are you doing?”

“This has been a long week. It has only one foot, and it’s in its stomach.”

Alright, that was was a bit of a riddle.

Here’s the thing, no one understood the “steep” for what I meant…They all said “Steep? What?”

The statement about the week having one foot in its stomach sent the poor recipient into a complete tailspin. I even TOLD him I meant a snail, but he was still listening to his own voice wondering what it could possibily mean and he didn’t hear me. I told him about three times before he got it.

“A gastropod! A snail has only one foot and that foot is in it’s stomach! I am only saying the week is going by slowly!”

“A foot in it’s stomach…Do you mean that someone kicked you in the stomach?’

“no…a snail…”


I believe I have a gift for describing things in unusual ways. I like describing things in unexpected ways.

An adjective is fine, but I want to find an odd-jective to do the job.

Well, it’s not broken anymore

Thank God.

That was an ordeal, but i figured it out all by myself. No emergency IMs to more experienced nerds, I did it.

Perhaps it was partly because this new platform really is user friendly.

But I am inspired to go buy a book about how to do this better. I’m just so glad I can BLOG again, instead of

work-on-my-blog again.

Trying to fix it

Thank you for your patience, dear readers.

After many trials with the move to a new server, I am trying a new platform for my blog. I hope this one works better.

Stay tuned.

I am sorry

This site looks like heck.


I am trying to fix it. It takes time


In other news, Chris turns 40 on Friday. I told him he makes it look good. I bought him a Fountain for our garden for his birthday. He’s pretty excited about it.