"Rules of Thumb" is the day-by-day story of my Alaska-to-NY journey from May-June 2007.
Rules of Thumb
I have lived in Alaska for periods over the last seven years, working as a lodge cleaner, cook, tour guide, and backcountry ranger. The following essays were written in 2009 during my second season as a backcountry ranger.
6/1/09- Training week for us rangers.
6/12/09- Reflections on mosquitoes.
7/4/09- My beard is 65 days old.
7/31/09- I patrol the Arrigetch Peaks.
8/6/09- I get stalked by a black bear.
8/30/09- I packraft down the Charley River and visit the site of a famous plane crash. [This story was added in January of 2011.]
I moved back to Coldfoot, Alaska in June 2011 to write my book.
6/4/11- I arrive in AK
6/9/11- A tour of my new home.
6/13/11- Sightings of fox and porcupine
I join Occupy Wall Street for a week.
10/24/11- A march to end "stop and frisk"
10/26/11- The many initiatives of OWS
10/27/11- A tour of Zuccotti (Part II)
10/27/11- I take some footage of a march
10/28/11- We get rained on and raided
11/7/11- Some more thoughts on the movement