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September 2013

September 4, 2013

A L’envoi


L’Envoi You who have lived in the land, You who have trusted the trail, You who are strong to withstand, You who are swift to assail: Songs have I sung to beguile, Vintage of desperate years, Hard as a harlot’s smile, Bitter as unshed tears. Little of joy or mirth, Little of ease I sing; […]

September 2, 2013

The Lone Trail

The Lone Trail Ye who know the Lone Trail fain would follow it, Though it lead to glory or the darkness of the pit. Ye who take the Lone Trail, bid your love good-by; The Lone Trail, the Lone Trail follow till you die. The trails of the world be countless, and most of the […]

September 1, 2013

Alaska, Bear, and Man Eater

When Alaska was young and known for its rugged frontier lifestyle most folks that lived in the bush worked summer jobs as lumberjacks, gold miners, or road construction workers.  In winter they lived off the land in subsistence, self reliance lifestyles.  During those early Alaskan years we lived in a small log cabin without electricity […]