i never knew who rachel maddow was/is, but i just saw her on late night with jimmy fallon.rachel seems like a pretty cool chick. i like her. hope you learn to like her too. she is an ally to ak nates like me.
saima and i drink coffee every morning. i love coffee. two cups is my limit.
we are fortunate enough to drink good coffee, the kind that comes in a little bag? gourmet coffee? anyway, canned coffee doesn’t taste very good. we drink the dunkin donuts brand or starbucks. thanks to our ‘son’ evon, we have some fairbanks coffee made by some jewish dude. they come in beans so we have to grind it. thanks for the good coffee evon!
coffee in Yup’ik is kuuvviaq (pronounced goo-fa’q). i learned that coffee in Inupiaq is kuuppiaq (sp?). very close.
enjoy your cup a joe whenever you drink it. i enjoy my kuuvviaq in the morning. yes sir. yes ma’am.
my mom was a very hard working mom. every time i looked at her, i remember she would always give me the biggest smile (this is something that i do with my son). she showed me unconditional love and unfailing love. she was great.
my mom passed from a brain aneurysm when i was 17 years old. i often think about how i’m living my life right now and how my mother might approve. would she approve? would she be proud of me? what would she tell me if she thought i can improve on my life skills? what would she say about the accomplishments i’ve made? what would she tell me about my son? what would she tell me about women and how i should treat my woman?
i was a mama’s boy. she loved me, praised me, and kicked my ass if i was on the wrong path. she was everything to me. the relationship to my mother was the epitome of a traditional Yup’ik upbringing between a mother and her child. she was great.
many people have their mothers and have a relationship with them. i envy those fortunate ones who can talk with their mothers, get some feedback and learn from them. i only wish that my mother was still alive to keep me ‘in check.’ i wish that my mom was here to love my son and give him praise.
i love you mom. i think of you often and how you might have influenced some of the decisions i’ve made in my life. i thank you for the unconditional love that you’ve given me, shown me and instilled in me. i often think of the love that i carry and know that its from you.
if you have a mother, please love her, kiss her and tell her how much you love her. mothers are awesome. mothers are great. they shape a young child’s life in more ways than you can imagine.
we are on the way back to kotzebue from our 2011 hawaii trip. i wasn’t able to join my little family in october on a trip to hawaii because of work obligations last fall (i was shooting a movie….shhh! hehe).
anyways, we’re on our last leg home. while in anchorage, we’re spending this night at the dimond center hotel. this is my first time staying here. its nice!
saima and clara sure like this hotel—they both commented on how they like this room. this might have to be our new hotel spot? we’ll see. the hotel captain cook still has the #1 hotel on my list.