I had big plans for a new holiday blog post but between the Midnight Son Kickstarter and treatment for a marginally functional knee I’ve had little time for writing…but the deep winter aspect of this 2017 post makes it an “almost-holiday” piece.
(I love progressive rock. The music of the Alan Parsons Project, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues all strike a resonant chord in my heart and listening to their music brings peace and directs my thinking to grand and cosmic topics. Unfortunately some of those wonderful songs are “time-stamped” with less than grand events and listening them brings on memories of what was going on in my life when I first heard them, cosmic or not)
It was the latter part of November 1970 and well into that part of the Alaskan year when our days seemed more like life on the Moon than life on Earth. Only five degrees latitude separated us from Eternal Night and with only six hours of true sunlight each day SAD (Seasonal Adjustive Disorder) was a very real battle for people like my dad or my older sister – but not…
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