A journalist observes life in the far north.
The volcano drama seems confined to Anchorage, and I am hoping that’s where it remains. All flights in and out of Alaska’s largest city are canceled, according to the Alaska Airlines. Our Fairbanks-to-Seattle flights is still on, the company’s Web site claims.
I am about to make ham and bean soup, our dinner, and trying to talk myself into minimalism as far as packing goes. The weather is stunning. It’s sunny and 35 degrees on Murphy Dome. We let the fire burn out this morning and it’s 75 degrees in the house. It’s 81 degrees in Singapore and 56 in Kathmandu.