Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon

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Juneau, the capital city of Alaska. 

I arrived at the Juneau airport on Friday the 13th (2012), and considered myself very lucky indeed to be back in this town where I had lived from 1994 until around 1996. In the winter, Juneau had always seemed to me like a jewel in an ice park. In April, with spring peeking around the corner, there's a cool expectency in the air that the town will be flush with bloom any minute. Juneau is one of the few places in the world where you can drive up to a glacier. At least, you once could. With the Mendenhall Glacier receeding, you can't quite drive right up to the ice anymore, but you sure get a knock-out view.

Mendenhall Glacier
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The glacial melt-water makes Mendenhall Lake.
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The blue glacial ice.
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The silty glacial mud really sticks to your shoes.
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I leave the glacier and head downtown. The Bluegrass Festival just happens to be in town and someone suggested that I perform in the 2nd Annual "Liars & Fiddlers' Consort" where violin-playing mixes with story-telling. 

Misty downtown Juneau.
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I know I'm a better story-teller than a violin-player so I wonder -- will I have the nerve to play in front of an audience? Can I make a fiddle sing well enough not to get booed off stage? I guess there's only one way to find out.

Yay! They enjoyed my cheeky act announcing my book
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After all, if you can't have fun promoting your book launch, why bother?

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