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So, I feel like I haven't blogged in forever. At the same time, there hasn't been much to write about. Winter started today with a decent snowfall. Damn. I was hoping it would wait until tomorrow. Then at least there would only be snow for 6 months.  Despite the cold, we took the kids trick or treating tonight.    AJ dressed as a dinosaur (she loves anything dinosaur) but about 5 minutes into it, she declared that she looked 'redickwewous' and refused the wear the hat. God I love that kid.  I wish there was more to report.  I have returned from my annual conference.  To be honest, I was more interested in looking for gold than attending the conference.   I am reading an excellent book right now. It is called 'Aftershock' and basically argues that the US is screwed economically. It suggests that gold will be a big deal in the very near future.  But I had fun digging for gold this summer and have enjoyed looking for it since.  Not a lot of luck yet, but soon.  N…
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So, I haven't blogged in a while. I've been sick. In fact we were all sick for about a month. It was 'just' a cold but with a cough, gummed up eyes, runny nose and the rest of it, we have all been miserable.  Not much else to say.  No adventures.  Waiting for winter....I had an opportunity to get some more wood so I bought a new chainsaw today.  $400 I didn't want to spend but the last one lasted 8 years and that is all we heat with.  Managed to get some amazing spruce and birch today.  And that is most adventure I have had in about a month.  To be frank, I have been mostly suffering over what to do with my (our) life.  I have to say that for the first time EVER in my life, I am beginning to feel trapped.  My poor choices throughout the years have boxed us in.  5 plus years in Alaska and we are worse off financially than when we came here.  But I realize that the time to make decisions is not when I am sick.  So I will wait.....I have to go to my annual conference…
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So, fall in Alaska continues. For me, that means killing hogs. Digging potatoes. Enjoying the first fires that are needed and not merely for ambience. Now that I spent the day butchering, I can really say I am ready for winter.  I'm not quite sure how I am going to spend the next 7 months.  That may sound odd given I have 3 kids.  Am swamped at work.  Have things to do to the house.  But it is hard for me to be 'inactive'.  As I go into my sixth winter in Alaska, we will see how many more I have here.  It is no surprise to those of you reading how unhappy I am here.  With this job.  I love being a public defender but the politics of working for the State......well not so much.  Plus I have noticed a real change in how cases are prosecuted and I am concerned about how my practice is going to change.   Anyways, not much new around here.  I guess the most exciting thing was Sasha sitting up on her own last Friday.  No more babies for us..We have all been sick (again) and that…