When I was young, I used to think I was a liberal. And I was told that the Democrats were the liberals. And so I thought I was a Democrat.
But the Democrats turned out to be illiberal. And so I thought maybe I was a conservative. And the conservatives were the Rebuplicans, and they were trying to conserve the liberalism I believed in.
But the Republicans turned out to be only conserving the illiberalism of the Democrats. And so I thought maybe I was a libertarian. The Libertarians are supposed to believe in the liberty of the individual above all else, and to oppose unnecessary state intervention. That seemed like a pretty liberal position that jived with my values.
But the Libertarians turned out to be opportunists, opposing when opposition was cool and fringy, but unifying and bonding with whoever was in power when they found themselves in need of validation. The Libertarians did not stand for their values. In fact, their values turned out to be more fluid and difficult to pin down than any.
So then I thought maybe I was an anarchist. And the anarchists told me to go f*ck myself; that no one was going to save me from the ever-expanding State.
And I knew I was home.
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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