Want a quick update? I am turning 25 in 2 months. I am moving out of the fancy house on the hill to a dry cabin on June 1st. I am mysteriously very excited about it. I have been offered a PhD here in Fairbanks, and a job in Edmonton, and the result is a huge dilemna. Do I want to be a researcher? I keep having this feeling that I should try out the “real world”first. But I wont get that kind of PhD opportunity very often. I try to think of what would make me happy. But having a great social life (Edmonton) makes me as happy as a fulfilling work (Fairbanks?). I want both. Input welcome

Fires season has started. I did my first cranberries jam tonight. The night doesn’t come anymore. I saw a porcupine the other day and I had no idea what it was. I hugged an elk.