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So, Merry Christmas! I hope everyone everywhere has a good day. Thank you to everyone who sent Kadee gifts.
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So, last night we went over to a friend's place. Did a little snowmachining. Our friend's brother had a Yamaha Rhino so we rallied that thing down on the Kasilof beach. Both J and K got on a snowmachine for the first time and both loved it. Snowmachines are already on the wishlist.

This is the kind of thing that makes so life worth living. Being in the cold and dark being driven around on the beach with a belly full of good food and good whiskey. This was my view for a few hours and it was a few hours too little. I'll write tomorrow with some Christmas pics.

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So, its has been a while. Life goes on. It finally got cold here. Yes, yes G. not Fairbanks cold where it was -44 F this morning but it was a respectable -25 F last night. We are still heating with only wood and let me tell you if you don't get up to stoke the fire when it is 25 below outside, you sure feel it when you get up. Last night I got up twice and the house was still cold this morning. But, the biggest gas bill I have got is $35 so I can live with that. J gets up after I go and makes sure the living room is warm for Kadee. The rest of the house can take all day. Today sucked ass. Monday I was told by the DA that, in her opinion and in the opinion of her office, I was one of the best lawyers on the Kenai Peninsula. It is a long story but today, after a client changed his mind, I had to back out of deal with the DA. She was pissed and threw my earlier acceptance in my face. I wrote back and said that, as a defense attorney, I don't have the luxury of "fee…
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So, just wanted to show you my office. Here, in all its glory, is the Kenai Alaska Public Defender's Office. I'll never be rich. I'll never be famous. But, one day, when my little girls ask "daddy what does it mean to be free?" I'll be able to tell them about this place. The happy times I have spent here. The frustrating times. The down times and the exhilarating times. The coffee drank and the stories told. The proud times and the "God I need to do anything else with my life today" times. To the rest of the world this is just an office. To me, this is where I defend the freedom of the people in one of the most free places left on earth. I am a public defender. In Alaska. And by God, that is what it means to be free.
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So, very, very little news to report. For the first time since starting this blog over 2 years ago, I'm not sure what to write. One new thing is that I enjoyed my trip to Glennallen last weekend so much that I am seriously considering buying this piece of land up there. G and some other guys will split it so it won't be too bad at all. Hell there's no money to do it but I can find $50 a month somewhere. Work continues as always. It is sure great having the correct number of attorneys. It really gives me time to work on my files. The weather still sucks as there is almost no snow and it is barely freezing. The flip side of that is that it is just cold enough to freeze the pipes in the brewery, making that hobby almost impossible to do. I'm supposed to go ice fishing tomorrow but we'll see: the ice is probably not safe. J and Kadee continue to do well and both are growing. We have come up with a preliminary name for our new daughter: Taryn Jaye Adams. I like it but w…
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So, some buddies and I decided to throw our gear in a truck and drive to Glenallen to do some rabbit hunting. G drove down from Fairbanks. You know it really is the moments like that that make life so fun. We tramped around in temperatures ranging from -5 to -15. Saw more rabbit sign than I thought possible. Killed no rabbits as I learned that a dog is almost essential. A couple birds were killed. Music was listened to, beer was drank and I got to drive on what is probably my favorite stretch of highway in the world: the drive between Glenallen and Tok is beyond beautiful.

I would have liked to spend more time with G, but the trip was as fun as hell. Hopefully we will do something like it again, and soon. I'll undoubtedly regret it as a financial decision this month, but in 10 years who will care? For me, I'll always remember the time my friends and I drove into the heart of Alaska. My friends went off and I wandered all alone down a desolate highway in -15. Who could look on t…