Sunday, July 22, 2012


It has been several months since my last post. A lot has happened since March. I do have some resolve to my last post and will get to that soon enough. My wife, Melissa, accepted a job offer from The Northern Highland- American State Forest.  So,on May 21st we moved about one hundred miles north from Stevens Point to Minocqua, Wisconsin.

Yesterday, we drove down to Stevens Point and collected the rest of our belongs that was in storage. Two months to the day, I am not sure why but it just worked out that way. It was an odd feeling going to a place that we used to live and called home for three years and know that it is no longer home. We loved our time there much like every place we have lived.  The task of moving is offset by wanderlust. 

On a cold march night, I set out one night to observe the Northern Lights. I came up empty that night like many times before. Last week, I finally got to witness the lights firsthand for the first time in my life. What a treat. I stood alone on a lake shore with a good view of the northern horizon. This time the aurora borealis was strong overall with spikes of light that looked like sun-rays that would increase in intensity, then decrease.