We had a rule during sorority rush. If you knew that a particular potential pledge had a serious character flaw, instead of trashing her, you simply said “No comment” to indicate to the chapter that there was a potential problem with the young lady in question. I am reminded of that approach as I sit here mulling what to say about Alaska. In an effort to avoid inciting a mob of frozen-halibut brandishing zealots to march to my home, I will simply say “No comment.” In fact, I’ll actually go one further. I will say that I saw some incredibly beautiful wilderness there. Also, I did not get eaten by a bear. There. I’ve been quite magnanimous I think.
If you have nothing else to do right now, feel free to check out a mishmash of video clips culled from the Flipcam video I was shooting to keep my friends and fam abreast of my whereabouts. Basically, I was preparing a video diary for them to provide visible evidence that I had not been eaten by a bear that particular day and there was no need to send in the rangers. It was a good system.