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So, dipnetting. The usual blood bath. I didn't take that many fish this year but it was still fun as hell. I can't believe I won't be able to do it next year. There's not much to say about it. I got to be on the Kenai river with good folks in gorgeous weather doing something amazing. Alaska.
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So, today is my eighth anniversary.  My, my time has flown.  Otherwise the summer in Alaska grinds on with the usual.  Brown bears in the yard.  Fishing.  Camping.  The firm is coming along and the first prototype of the website is done.  I only have 13 days of work left and I am nervous.  I have always been a public defender.  Quite a life change from the freedom of Alaska to the confines of California.  But I have to go make money to be prepared.  This Republic is fading fast.  As Claire Wolfe says "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."  I need to make money and fast before the police state descends upon us.  And don't fool yourself.  I will end up on (another) government list for saying this, but bad things approach, and that right quick.  Those with money will have options while the rest of the country either starves or is crushed under the heel of a police boot.  Call me paranoid.  Call …
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So, Tustumena lake. I wasn't sure I would ever see my favorite place ever again. As it turns out, one of the interns is local and his dad bought a boat he can use. I am not ashamed to say that when the boat came to the headwaters of the Kasilof river and the lake lay before us, I burst into tears. I just cannot explain the connection I have to this magical place. As I may have said, I want my ashes spread here one day. I can't imagine a place I would rather watch a summer evening pass by. I don't expect to be back for a while. Maybe never. Maybe the next time I 'see' this place will be from an urn. Yet a piece of this lake will always be with me. So, for once, I won't say much. I will write this post to remind myself of this place. The wild freedom that I will ache for .....
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So, happy Canada day!  And happy birthday to my wife.  And me tomorrow.  To celebrate we went to Kenai lake.  Again.  I think that will be our last time.  But a buddy unexpectedly showed up with a boat and we got to tool around.  It was bitter sweet....having a great time but knowing that I will miss this place so horribly. In any event, we had a great time. I am hoping for one last camping trip into the Interior before we have to go. The house is under contract and I am hoping it passes all inspections. If it does, we have to be out on July 31, 2012. Since J and the girls don't leave until early August, we will be homeless for a few days.  We still haven't found a place in California.  There isn't much else to report....I hope that every Canadian everywhere is happy and free today.  Tomorrow I turn 39.  My last year in my 30's.  How different life will be when I turn 40. I hope to be in much better position financially.  I guess we'll see..... I will be making th…