alaska

494 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska alvin September 18, 2019 - 1:01pm

494 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. No services for 240 miles. 30 degree temps, fog, and very little visibility. That was a long, cold day in July. (August, actually.) Somehow I drove all the way from Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) to Talkeetna, about 770 miles.

Talkeetna Roadhouse (postcard) alvin September 13, 2019 - 5:43pm

This is a postcard I picked up one day from the Talkeetna Roadhouse in Talkeetna, Alaska.

You want to buy one fig? alvin September 2, 2019 - 9:40am

I bought a fig at the grocery store today. They’re about the size of a Hershey’s Kiss. The checkout person just looked at me. “One fig? You want to buy one fig?”

“Yes, just one. I want to see what they taste like.”

She put the fig in the bag without weighing it. “I’m pretty sure I can give you one fig without charging you for it,” she said.

Another bean bag chair left with Goodwill alvin September 1, 2019 - 8:40am

Another cross-country move, another bean bag chair left with Goodwill.

~ September 1, 2011

My disability fraud neighbor finally got a job alvin August 31, 2019 - 11:48am

My disability fraud neighbor finally got a job. I'd like to think it had something to do with my motivational speaking, but I think what really happened was that he needed some money to go on a date.

~ a note from Wasilla, Alaska, August 31, 2010

Road in the mountains, Hatcher Pass, Alaska alvin August 30, 2019 - 8:14am

Here’s a little view of a road in the mountains of Hatcher Pass, Alaska.

Seeing some dude driving down the road in my car

It's a little disconcerting to walk up to the car repair shop and see some dude driving down the road in my car, window down, sipping a 32-ounce drink from a straw, and generally looking comfortable. They really took my “drive it as much as you need to” comment seriously.

~ Wasilla, Alaska, August 30, 2010