Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon

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Late on April 26th, 2012 I arrive in Fairbanks where my Alaska journey first began. How fitting that my book tour winds up here, where it all happened. It is good to be back. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus.
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It hasn't changed much over the years.

The Brooks Building.
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Instead of the Geoscience Department, it now houses rural outreach and Native Language studies.

Catching up with Karen Clautice.
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At the UAF Author event, I am the Alumna Author Honoree.

I even get my own special parking pass.
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With this year's other UAF authors
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An impressive range of talent from marine ecology, poetry, & physics. Good company, indeed.

My award is a crystal book.
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Through this, I can see the whole world.

KUAC Radio Interview.
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Busy Airport Way. At far right is Ester Dome.
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Downtown Fairbanks.
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Downtown Fairbanks 1935. Not much has changed.
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Photo from the Fairbanks City Hall Museum.

Old prospector's cabin
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From the Fairbanks City Hall Museum.

Creamers Field, Fairbanks.
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A Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

A tree fort at Cramer's Field Visitor's Center.
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It's a popular place for story-telling.

World class art at my hotel, Pike's Lodge.
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"Arctic Twilight" by Fred Machetanz.

A trip up to Chena Hot Springs.
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Humans are not the only ones to enjoy the thermal pools.

Ducky synchronized swim team.
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Twilight at 11 PM, April 27, 2012.
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The view from Pike's Lodge on the Chena River.

6 months ago, it looked like this.
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This photo was taken in Autumn. It's too light now.

They say you can't go home but "they" are wrong.
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This is one view of what "home" looks like. This is from a dinner party hosted by Chancellor Brian Rogers and Sherry Modrow. Back row from left: Doug Goering (Dean, Engineering and Mines), John Davies, Brian Rogers, Don Turner, David Stone, Tom Smith. Back row from left: Linda Schandelmener (poet), me, Barbara Stone.

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