September 02, 2007

Time to clock out

The Aleutians will remain in the back of my mind as the most beautifull place in the world on a sunny windless day. A sunny day and one easily forgives this region for its wild temper. A halfmarathon on Unalaska Island, the lunar eclipse, wild flowers, the best drinking water on the planet, lava explosions from an erupting volcano, living out of a homestead, countless bears and other wildlife, getting handcuffed to the bartender, wild blueberries, catching salmon by hand in shallow streams, the biggest halibut and pay check I ever hopped to see all in all made for a complete alaskan summer.

Its been nine months since I have spent any significant time on land. While my eyes filled with wonder, my legs and social skills have atrophied beyond repair. Dreams of running in open feilds fill my nights in between thoughts of pretty girls.

Its time to shave and dig in with Amelia at the DENVER Voice. I will be an unemployed technically homeless volunteer working for the Denver homeless newspaper for all of September.

Then its off to Barely Twisted, with who knows yet, to the southern hemisphere.