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It snowed again…..

November 5, 2015

It snowed again….. Well at barely an inch maybe not snowed but like every day for the past two weeks a daily dusting. I guess I could wait until the sun returns and we have a few days of no snow, but at my age shoveling and ‘keeping up’ with whatever falls is way better than waiting and trying to struggle
with feet instead of inches of snow. I am sure I could use this as an excuse for my lack of postings, and the quality of those that do reach your computer, but the truth is far more simple, I am tired.

Tired of the frustration of pointing out the continual ironies being foisted on the American public. Tired of the fact that ‘we the people’ have to live in balance with our income and the government, both state and federal, do not. Tired of the fact that one can no longer express their displeasure at the way others
live their lives without being called a racist or bigot. Tired of the fact that even though our constitution was founded on and written too include the words of Christian principles, that today these values are ridiculed as obsolete and should not be expressed in the halls of government or for that matter our schools.

For years I received great satisfaction in writing and reading the comments you my readers would send, now I feel as if it is an exercise in futility. It may be enhanced by the fact that in Alaska we are now experiencing many more hours of darkness, or the fact that I can no longer interact with my blog. Whatever the reason each day when I climb to my loft and sit before this computer there arises no spark, no burning force that demands that I take my thoughts and like an artist paint a picture of the world as I see it.

No I am not giving up my attempt to voice my minority opinion, just shedding light on some possible reasons why these postings have been fewer than normal and lacked the quality you have been accustomed to. In a little over a month I will visit with my family in Texas and hopefully the daily interaction with my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren will boost my spirits. I am also sure the access to running water, full time electricity and yes once again my blog page will also help wash this coating of malaise from me and recharge my spirit for when I return to Alaska.

For now though still tired
I return to clearing the snow
and vainly attempting
to push back the lengthening vale
of the Alaskan night.

This posting made possible through Winlink
the ham radio email system.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2015 3:10 pm

    Omg. I just realized I haven’t watched that DVD. I totally forgot. I’m glad you have a way with words Pete. I love reading your posts even though I probably miss a lot in my reader.


  2. Dwight permalink
    November 5, 2015 4:22 pm

    Glad the trip to Texas is working out, Pete. You probably need a break from the Alaskan winter. Ham radio should be more productive down there too. Alaska fights a shortwave headwind when those geomagnetic storms come along.


  3. November 6, 2015 2:50 am

    Thanks for the posting Pete, even if it’s a wx report or lack thereof regarding the Alaskan Frontier. Even your simple posts are reminders to me to start creating more content. I don’t fancy myself a glorious descriptor of wordsmithing such as yourself, but it gives me something to aspire to. It is also inspiring to see that you are able to post on wordpress via winlink and Ham Radio, which I would really like to learn such things.. Maybe you just need a break from the musings of an old curmudgeon and take your written ponderings to an optimistic side. God Bless and 73


  4. November 6, 2015 8:37 am

    Maybe it’s time to start a vitamin D supplement, Pete..? Lots of folks up here start boosting their ‘D’ intake with the advent of the shorter days. To this point I haven’t felt the need to do so but I was thinking maybe I’d try this for a few weeks just to see if it made any difference. At least you are seeing snow; yesterday we did see maybe an inch in the morning but a freezing rain/rain mix settled in during the afternoon and now there’s hardly 0.5″ of crusty, icy snow remaining. Sure hope this isn’t a harbinger of what our upcoming winter will be…!!


  5. Jon permalink
    November 10, 2015 3:08 pm

    Pete, I don’t care what you write or say, I always look forward to your next posting, especially since Margie & I had the pleasure of meeting & spending time with you in Sept.
    Whether you think so or not there’s always some sort of insight we can all take pause with. Keep it up!!


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