for the first time
this quiet little one
took another’s hand.
“the human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.”
my black friday shopping companion
yes, he got some stares
yes, he was loud at times
yes, his lightsaber occasionally got caught on things
no, he is not my father
he was pretty well behaved
all things considered.
“a study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.”
1970s vintage plaid with a few of my favorites:
Glen Campbell, Johnny Orr, Gerald Ford, Bo Schembechler, Cy Laughter
in honor of the big game tomorrow
this one’s for you, coach bo
‘the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.”
image credit: ann arbor townies, leslie orr
Barrow, Alaska in darkness on Monday
On Friday, the sun set for the final time in Barrow, Alaska, as the city plunges into polar darkness for the next two months and, in December, formally changes its name to Utqiaġvik, according to Alaska Dispatch News.
The next dawn in Utqiaġvik will be January 22, 2017, the first sunlight under its new name, an Inupiaq word that the wider area of Barrow has long gone by. The city of around 4,300 was incorporated in 1958 and originally took its name from nearby Point Barrow, named by a Royal Navy officer in 1825.
The city is the northernmost in the U.S. and each year spends a couple of months in darkness, owing to its position hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle, and about 2,000 miles northwest of Seattle.
Residents recently voted to permanently change the town’s name to honor indigenous peoples and the area’s roots. Locals seem relaxed about Barrow’s final sunset. As ADN reports, the sun “was nowhere to be seen” on Friday, and Qaiyaan Harcharek, a Barrow City Council member who led the drive to change the name, said the event didn’t have much of an effect on him. “I didn’t put much thought to it,” Harcharek told ADN.
“hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
credits: alaska dispatch news, erik shilling, university of alaska- fairbanks, atlas obscura
the end of our last home game
michigan beats indiana in our first snow
both are cause
in ann arbor
“sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. “
image credits: mlive