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Winter reminds us of our place in universe

December 17, 2010 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