Winter reminds us of our place in universe

December 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm in The Daily Republic

Many years ago, I read Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire.”
I can recall being impressed that a man lost his life simply because he was unable to keep a fire going when he needed it more than anything else in the world. The story, and several other tales by Jack London, created for me the idea that Alaska is a harsh, dangerous place. Continue Reading