Monday, October 09, 2006

I really hate to say this but...

...maybe these people should move.

And I'm serious that I hate to say it. If I could move home again and make a living there I would do it. I understand the pull of geology and culture. Having to be elsewhere in order to pay the bills sucks. In any case, it is a trade-off that a whole lot of people make.

A better solution would be economic development but I can't even think of what to suggest. Other than fishing or drilling for oil what is there? The same things that make groceries and gas expensive make shipping anything *out* expensive as well. But maybe someone can think of a good idea or two.

Anyhow, bravo to those who have refused Citgo money. I hope someone else steps in to make up the difference. Donating insulation and building supplies doesn't sound like a bad idea either, if the homes are as flimsy as the article says. It does sound like a really horrible place to live, though. Someone please tell me the summer is glorious or the aurora or *something*.


Anonymous BillT said...

My Brother The Fed lives in Anchorage with his wife and two soon-to-be-college-bound kids.

1. Each Alaskan resident is entitled to bag a moose per year for the larder -- and, even with two teenagers, an Alaskan moose will provide sufficient protein to keep the wolf from the door (although there are lots of them up there, too).

2. Each Alaskan family shares in the state's take of oil revenues from the North Slope.

3. The scenery is spectacular, the mosquitoes are gigantic, and the aurora is mesmerizing.

4. Other than that, you're absolutely right -- send insulation. Lots of it...

9:51 PM  
Blogger Synova said...


Hey, thanks for commenting!

I grew up in Minnesota, which is cold enough.

12:21 PM  

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