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So, in my effort to wring every moment I can from Alaska, I took the family camping. It was one of the most glorious days I have ever had in Alaska. It must have been 75 degrees out. It was perfect.We paddled on the canoe and sat by the fire and did all the things that you do when you camp. One of the neatest things we did was go for a canoe ride about 2 am. I took the sixth picture just as the sun was coming back 'up'.   Of course it was never truly dark.  To celebrate Solstice itself, intern Will and I went for a ride out to Spirit lake.  Waited until almost midnight and took this picture. Even though I miss my boat (never thought I would say that!), the one upside is the amount of time I have spent on the canoe this summer.  Even though I am sad about my time ending here, I am excited about the adventure I am about to embark on.  The ability to have my own office with my imprint on every decision is thrilling.  I hope everyone had a great weekend...I sure did.
So, Sasha makes me smile. I can't imagine someone cuter.
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So, every day feels like a vise around my heart. The thought of leaving this magical place physically hurts me. Even though I hate the 'State', I love Alaska. I went fishing on the Russian River last night. Combat fishing. Swore I would never do it. But the intern wanted to go. So I did. And I'm glad. For the most part I sat on the bank and watched brown bears chase salmon and fishermen. I listened to the gulls and watched the mountains and realized that I would never be more free. More alive. Listen to me very, very carefully. I am a good lawyer. I have talent. Energy. The drive and desire of ten men. And all of that considerable energy will be bent to one purpose. I will go to California because I have to.  And when I arrive I will dance with the one who brought me.  I will make Adams Fietz the best damned law firm in town.  And we will get rich.  Become citizens.  I do this because it is the right thing to do for my children and my family. But, when the time is right, …
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So, camping on Kenai lake. It's true that this is the same place that we went last time, but the lake is so huge, I just picked a different spot. This time it was the two summer interns who came along. We ate great food,I taught an intern to shoot, canoed, sluiced for gold and enjoyed a gorgeous weekend in Alaska. It may be that when I leave this place that all I think about is how to come back. There are still of tons I want to do this summer and I know it will go by fast. Summer is already almost a third over (!) and I haven't scratched the surface. There are still a million things to do for California and it seems to be moving at a snail's pace. Money is going to be so tight....this will be a tough ride... <a href="http://s45.sitemeter.com/stats.asp?site=s45alaska" target="_top"&a…
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So, I am giving notice tomorrow. I wasn't going to do it for a while. It turns out that I was trying to get rid of a dog on a Facebook group and a court clerk was a member of the group. Seems everyone knows now. So I will make it formal tomorrow. Am nervous as hell. Because now it is up to me. And I think this country is heading towards a bad, bad place. I can only hope I have enough time to make some money before it all goes to hell. I will be making this blog public again soon. At least for a while. The focus will change. Not only will it chronicle the move back to California and the creation of Adams Fietz, but also my preparations for what I think is coming to this country. The debt bubble and the dollar will collapse leading to misery beyond words for most people. In any event, tomorrow is a big day. I hope it goes well. My last day is August 10, 2012. I am writing this so I can read it in a year and (hopefully) laugh at the grief and worry I feel about movi…