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  1. Thank you….once again I feel reinspired. Also, I like this new format.

    Now – on another note. Would you want more readers? I could put a link on my page for the over 60 group…www.anti-aging-article and/or mention this newletter in a monthly newsletter to that group.

  2. I do not want to live there. I am happy to live in Safety Harbor FL. and go to the Marshall Tennis court and meet our group of Wooden People every day. There is lots of Love and Peace with our group and that makes living a blessing.

  3. Wow, Linda! Is this an eye opener! ….. and as usual, so beautifully written! I love “the myth.” The last line really gave me chills!

  4. Wonderful, insightful piece on life in the North, the effects of climate change on a infinitely complex environment, and the incredible richness of the boreal forest. I might add a mammal I came in contact with in Northwest Alaska to your list. Once native to Alaska–the muskox became extinct in the early 20th century, and was later reintroduced from Greenland. This huge, magnificent animal was a source of meat for Native populations, as well as the finest, warmest, softest wool in the world called Quivit. Found in the undercoat of the muskox fur, a scarf or sweater made of this fine wool will set you back a pretty penny today.
    Muskox farms can be found today in a number of areas in Alaska, like the Seward Peninsula on the Norton Sound out from Nome, and the village of Unalakleet, both of which I visited numerous times. Observing the muskox is like looking at the past, a past you hope never to lose, like so many species threatened today. Which brings us to oil. Black gold which changed life in Alaska, as it has elsewhere. Thank you so much for this thoughtful piece.

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