God, Alaska & TV a personal retrospect
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Most of us at one time in our lives know the feeling when minutes seem like hours and the anxiety builds up waiting for any news. You walk and try to keep your mind occupied but like gravity it pulls your mind right back to the matter at hand. Ones belief in God is a very personal matter, that said I can not believe everything in nature that I see in our world and even the universe just happened by chance. Again when we are dealing with an important personal situation where consequences could be mortal many would like myself turn to God for help. In a similar situation in my life I turned to God for help and I lost my wife, but knowing in my heart that God can do anything I again asked for his helping hand and this time he returned my loved one to me.
It was then I realized the true meaning
of the words in the Lord’s prayer
…..”thy will be done”.
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It has been a while but in Alaska if you hang around long enough you will see and experience everything it has to offer. I had to stay in Fairbanks for a few days and wouldn’t you know it those were the days it decided to hit lows of -36 and average temps of -24. You would think living in a remote cabin would prepare me for this but up North where I live I have only seen -34 once for two days in the almost 12 years out there. Even the -20’s seemed a bit cold to me so maybe I am getting old and this is probably why I try and stay out of Fairbanks and its winter lows in the -40’s and -50’s.
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During my stay at the hotel in Fairbanks I not only enjoyed unlimited hot water in the shower but cable TV. No comments on the hot water other than my hands haven’t been this wrinkled since I was a small boy spending hours playing in the tub. The TV is another matter. Yes I actually got to see new episodes of my favorite detective series but the amount of commercials soon forced me just turn the TV off. I can not understand how people live with that amount of interruptions while watching their favorite shows. I would think you would forget what was happening by the time the commercials are over. No thanks commercial TV I will stick to DVD’s.
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I have been back from Fairbanks since Saturday but all lines of communication from my cabin have been down. Part of that was because of the wind and ice storm last week and part is a technology glitch. I have always said when all else fails amateur radio will be there but the antennas that receive my signal could not withstand the storm. I thank you for your patience and hope part of the problem has been resolved, but failing that after December 11th I may have better access to this blog.
Again thank you for your patience