29 septembre 2005

Grizzly Maze from Nick Jans-1

I  come back from a book reading down at one of the coffee/bookstore. Nick Jans was presenting his book grizzly maze. This book his a true account (not like the so called grizzly man movie which has to be taken with a pinch of salt) of Timothy Treadwell's obsession with bears. He was killed by one of them on the 5th october 2003 while camping out amongst them with no pepper spray or electrical fence. Timothy was originally from california and had lived with bears for 13 years, living in their maze, the midst of their... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2005

Schnappy

A little blog for Seelie. I was on the net and found this and in no time I was back in Norway with you and Jon-Inge So....go....click
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23 septembre 2005

Matin pluvieux, ame heureuse

I have 2 weeks and a half left here. Time is running out & I might have to start planning (arghhh new word in my vocabulary) what, where and when with who...Oh well could start a list here but I would more likely bore you to death. Mmmm as the office is empty....Ole just called, he should be here at 9:30, and it is right now 8:35....So I guess I have plenty of time on my hands to start and finish my longlist of important things to do: Pack a box with all the books I bought (see under liens cherryh, I collect her old SF books... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2005

Office

Been up sitting in front of a computer for the past 2 weeks. My brain is feeling like mashed peas as I keep reading html coding and at last I have been given a way out of my "website" nightmare. Will start using the free trial version of dreamweaver. Thankgodness.... I am in the process of creating photo albums for every single culvert we have listed on our GIS map, and they will all be available online. So you click on a point in the Arcview software and you get access to a webpage with the pics related to that... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2005

Autumn

Mandy is leaving for Ghana in a few days and I am heading to Anchorage, with Michael, for a wild party at her house. At this specific moment in time I am tide down to a bed, coughing with fever and wishing for this cold to vanish within 24 hours so I can enjoy the wil'times. I shall not predict anything and simply be patient with my immune system... it gives me plenty of time to surrender to  writing tasks and GIS tutorials and sleep... I hadn't relax in that way for a while... Hope you're all well... Autumn is here,... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2005

Hobo Jim or night life of small town Alaska

We just received, straight from London, a guy named Michael, originally from New-Zealand. Mandy drove him down 2 days ago and we went out last night to BJ's to listen to Hobo Jim, a local artist who has been round for years and plays the guitar, sings and makes jokes. It was his last concert in the area. I got noticed straight away has he asked if anyone in the bar was from France, mmmm... why did I raise my arm? ... he kept dropping french words into country songs, such as "j'en ai marre" etc... I understood... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2005

Mushroom identification class

We spent the first half of the day from 9 til 12, collecting mushrooms, and the second half was used to align them up on a long table to classify them. This workshop was organised by us, KWF, and Dominique, a belgium mushroom expert that moved to Alaska 25 years ago. We were so lucky with the weather I was simply ecstatic. It rained cats and dogs non-stop for the 2 previous days and it didn't make it easy for us to find young mushrooms but we managed. Basically here are the ones that are safe to collect and eat, and not too... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2005

The vision of your wildest dreams

I have just come back from my week-end and it was simply an experience I hadn't plan to turn the way it did. A good feeling, a great wedding, Nice people and generally just the possibility to enjoy nature at it's best... pics will say more so... Virgin Creek falls On the Way to Bird Point   Sign from the sky The Beginning
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