Monday, February 06, 2006
We went from -40 here in the arctic to a balmy -3 today! Yesterday I watched a lone caribou scratch the ground for something to eat. I couldn't help but think what a lonely existence it must be for them here during the winter. It amazes me that people choose to live this far north year round. It is so amazing how diverse and completely different life is in all parts of the globe. I saw a poster the other day of a grass hut on one of the French Polynesian atoll islands and thought about how nice it would be to lay in the sun there and do nothing for awhile.
Luckily I am escaping soon to sunny San Diego for a couple of weeks, it is for training for work but at least it will be warm and sunny.
I haven't written for awhile but I must say that nothing exciting has happened. All work no play it seems like.