Wednesday, November 25, 2009

mining for light

I'm still mining for light in dark wells
I'm still tuned to an instrument of greater and unknown designs
I'm still looking for direction, some kind of sign

[Great Lake Swimmers, "Still"]

Sunday, November 22, 2009

chayuux̂tan

There are 17,000 Aleut people in the U.S. and 700 in Russia. The Aleut language is Unangam Tunuu. Only about 150 people in the world speak it anymore. The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association posts a "word of the week" on their Website along with audio and text.

My favorite word:

Chayuuttan.

Meaning:

Let's drink tea.

If you listen to the audio, you can hear "chai" which is the Russian word for tea.

Listen here.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

St. Paul Island, Alaska


I am applying to teach on this island. :)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

i still fear god's plan


"Everyone has had the sense of my own belly laugh
That's the heaven here at hand that does not grow old."

[Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "You Can't Hurt Me Now"]