A journalist observes life in the far north.
There’s a hermit living down the road and I see his footprints everywhere in the snow when I hike. The hermit doesn’t follow trails like I do. He goes into the woods. I am tempted to veer off my trail and follow his footprints.
Alec will start training soon for the Everest climb. Jade and I will join him sometimes, if it’s not too cold.