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I want to write….!

November 7, 2019

Looking closely one can see we are not smiling as much as grimacing from the “cool” Alaska air!

I want to write
….about the time my son and I drove the treacherous Dalton highway in Alaska to the top of the world. Thinking back to that moment when we stopped at the top of Atigun pass, (Alaska’s highest mountain pass), and thought it would be a great place for a picture. Only problem as you can see from our painful expressions in the photograph it was brutally cold atop that mountain.

I want to write
….about life in the ‘new world’ well my new world anyway. I know some would find it interesting that I could go from being comfortable at -20 to living at +98. Plus learning to adjust to living where your nearest neighbor was no more than 20 feet away when for decades they were over a mile away.

I want to write

….about fishing a crystal clear remote Alaskan stream so far from civilization that your phone and radio have stopped working.

I want to write
….about a government filled with people that because they lost an election are willing to spend tens of millions of tax dollars to tarnish the name of our President, just because they are afraid of loosing to him in 2020.

I want to write
….about a 73 year old body that refuses to act like it did only a few years ago in the wilderness of Alaska. A body that finds new and inventive ways to radiate pain all over its currently disintegrating frame.

I want to write
….about the thoughts that permeate this old man on a daily basis and are like a dark cloud blocking out the sunshine of a life in an earlier day.

I want to write  
….about the thousands of American citizens and veterans who are homeless and in need of medical help they can not afford and the millions of illegal’s crossing our borders every year who get both free housing and medical help.

And lastly

I want to write

about the frustration

of not being able to be physically a part

of my grandchildren’s lives

or to understand why

I worry every day

about my grown children

that they are safe and happy.

I want to write

but can’t break through the dark clouds


5 Comments leave one →
  1. john w8wej permalink
    November 7, 2019 6:23 pm

    that would be a lot of writing , Pete–go for it! 73 john w8wej

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Tricia permalink
    November 8, 2019 1:00 am

    I’d read it if you wrote about all of that!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Jon Rukavina permalink
    November 8, 2019 4:33 pm


    You’ve got lots of time. Brew up a pot, find your favorite pen & have at it. All of us are waiting!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bambi Lynn permalink
    November 10, 2019 11:48 am

    I hope you’re successful at breaking through those dark clouds soon, cuz I want to read the things you want to write. I truly enjoy your posts, Pete!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. November 20, 2019 1:25 am

    I hope the sun will clear all the dark clouds in your sky Pete. You’re blessed, a beautiful family you have got there.


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