Monday, March 26, 2007

why am I here?

Hello, Bloggers & Lurkers -

This is kind of strange, putting in writing my view of this world in which I live.
I chose my name because of all my links to the bike community here in Alaska, but that is only one part of me. Here's what's been on my mind:

Two days ago was the 18th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill here in Alaska's Prince William Sound. I didn't even live here yet. I was still quietly living in the Midwest, maybe wondering if that was all there was to life, when the ship spilled barrels of oil on the place I'd never seen.
Only a handful of Alaska's school children were born when this happened. A child born on March 24, 1989, is now old enough to register for the draft. Think about it.

I hope in the coming months to give you an idea of what life is like in the big city in the Last Frontier.

Meanwhile, I've gotta go hug a tree... or a bunny, whichever I see first.

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