Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

Basking in the glow

Jade and I are basking in the glow of Alec’s accomplishment. Well, maybe me more than Jade. I told her about her dad summiting the world’s tallest mountain—his first peak!—and she just looked at me. My dad said to give her a few years and she’ll be bragging about it.

After Alec called last night, I found myself wishing I had thrown a party. The main reason I didn’t is on the off chance that he didn’t summit. I thought it would be awkward. Plus I had no time to put together a party. Still, it would have been nice to be with all of the people who love Alec and to have toasted him.

We’ll have to throw a party when he returns to Alaska in about two weeks.

I don’t quite know what to do with myself today. I kept my schedule cleared in case I would need to sit around worrying all day.

One of the best reactions to Al’s summit came from my good friend, a mathematician, who said on Facebook, “All Alaskans should be proud.”


One comment on “Basking in the glow

  1. Marie
    May 28, 2009

    Let mke know if there is anything I and Ron can do to help with this party.

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