I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

From Garrison Keillor, in honor of the big cold front and Epiphanies large and small: “I grew up among Bible-believing people in Minnesota, a cold-weather state when the wind blows down from Manitoba; it gets so cold your skin hurts, your innards clench up, and a man’s testes shrink to the size of garden peas, but Everyone else is just as cold as you are so don’t complain about it, this is not a personal experience, that’s what we say. Comfort yourself with fried eggs and bacon and you bulk up a little by spring, but everyone else puts weight on too, so it’s not a problem unless you are obsessed with mirrors, which we aren’t.”