i’m at the mac store buying saima a 13” mac book pro. saima and clara are next door at the baby store. we’re picking up coltrane at noon. hope the mac people can do this data transfer really quick. they’re taking saima’s information from the old computer to the new one.
yoi, that saima. (i don’t really say yoi, but i will this time for saima’s sake! hehe) new computer! happy birthday babe! i love you!
its been a month and a half since i’ve purchased a pack of cigarettes. it was the first week of january that i decided to kick the habit. i’m proud to say i’ve been cig-free since (okay, one night i smoked two cigarettes).
anyways, i feel alot better; my lungs feel great! i don’t stink like cigarette smoke and i’m saving money by not smoking. how did i choose not to smoke? i’ve put the idea of smoking and unhealthiness on the same page. i think, "smoking is unhealthy and i choose to be healthy." yes sir. yes ma’am.
KOTZEBUE—in ruralalaska, it is imperative that we, alaska natives, feed on berries, fish, caribou, moose, seal, walrus, and other sea mammals for sustaining our families, our communities and our people. to live and prosper off the land and sea is called SUBSISTENCE.
subsistence is a way of life (not lifestyle) that has sustained our people for thousands of years. we are the firstenvironmentalists who ‘give a shit’ about what happens to our environment.
at a time when unleaded gasoline costs us $6.74 a gallon and one gallon of milk costs over $10.00, it is imperative that we engage in a subsistence, sustainable way of life. many, MANY people don’t realize this. it is my hope that you tell others about our reality. eskimo power is about my reality and i hope you understand.
i am not a sport hunter. i am a hunter who provides for his family and puts food on the table. yes sir.
my Dad told me some things i will never forget. he said that he came from a widowed household, and his mother was the only provider. there was no hunter in his family. in those days, you needed a hunter to provide for the family.
anyway, my Dad told me he was told by his cousins that he was “poorest of the poor,” and that his family didn’t have much. i can understand why my Dad worked so hard to provide for his own family and others. he told me he would provide for those less fortunate.
i will work hard for my family and make sure they are provided for and if i can, for those without a hunter. thanks Dad for giving me a deeper understanding of what it means to be selfless. yes sir. ;)