The wedding and most of the family part were wonderful and very much worth the expense and effort. As these are personal I will keep them to myself. However, what we saw in public in CT stunned us and I will share it with you. It is literally a sick society: churning on anger, busyness, a lust for money and the envy of not having enough of it. I saw so many old people and so few children. I saw so many sick people: physically dying or with hollow eyes of the drugged or those lost in their traumatized fetishes. Lines everywhere. Lines in the endless traffic. Lines in every store. Signs everywhere pitching products or politics. Huge fascistic block long signs in front of the Community Health Services in Middletown promoting certain groups based on immutable characteristics (and very much excluding those not presented). Signs in front of so many churches promoting secular division or unbiblical teachings. I listened to conversations in stores, on the streets, at parties, and on the media and it was nearly all consumed with politics or current events with the glaze of Cathedral agit prop. And almost all of it on the edge of rage for "the other". Fronting in speech. Fronting in manner. Fronting so as not to stick out in any way from the herd. So much fear. What I am not saying is that humans are not going to human in other places. The full scope of our fallen world is always with us wherever we are. What I am saying is that we saw a rather terminal state of a society, and it was a shocking sight to see. It reminds me of an image from a roadrunner cartoon. Wile E. Coyote has just ran off of a cliff. His momentum- and not looking down- keep him moving forward on thin air. That is where the society we saw is. We know what happens when he looks down, as is inevitable.
It’s taken us a bit to catch our breath from the effort it took to move ourselves from CT to AK! We have been here 3 months already and are settling nicely into an amazing next part of our lives!
Tuesday 9/7/21 3pm
I hope y’all are having a great day!
"And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town."
~ Matthew 10:14
"And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”
~ Mark 6:11
"And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
~ Luke 9:5
I had an opportunity to go for my usual neighborhood walk this morning. It hasn't been possible recently as early November brought the first snow (a few inches), sideways rain, wind (sustained 50+mph for a week) and ice. We have had a warm spell the last few days (mid 40s) so most of the ice is gone. (As an aside Deadman's Curve en route to the town of Kodiak has a whole new meaning when the roads are icy.) Anyways, so my walk this morning. Dressed in two layers, with my walking umbrella (more on that later) and my crampons (or ice cleats as they are called here) I was off. When I tried to walk up the ridge a few days ago I kept sliding down the road, but today traction was good. I walked past a neighbor on my way and his dog. We chatted briefly about the weather and I petted his dog. (Good doggo.) The trail was not too flooded or ice choked and I carefully picked my way along until I gained a little elevation and then it was fine. I watched the many bald and golden eagles as they hunted or ...
pic 1 - First snow of the season around Center Mountain. Taken at the fairgrounds.
pic 2 - Getting gravel for the upcoming ice under a landslide of Old Womans Mountain.
pic 3 - Cope Mountain late fall. Taken on a walk in our neighborhood.
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We are Debbie-Lynn and micah6vs8. Our friends call us Deb and Sean. We have been a couple for over 31 years, have been married for 27 years, and have three children. We spent many years homeschooling them and focusing on our family. Now that our boys are young men, we find ourselves in a time of transition.
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