Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Palo Alto, California

Posted at 6:55 pm, November 3rd, 2002

While passing through Reno I had the thought that most of the people I was seeing are made of different stuff than the folks up North. Quotes from Alaskans after a recent magnitude 7.9 earthquake that lasted three or four minutes prove it — a woman living in Healy simply said “It was a long one.”, while a man said only “At my house, I lost the hot water heater.” I miss it up there. Story is at CNN.

About half of the trip photos have been scanned in, and I’ll do my best to get the rest done before I have to return the scanner tomorrow afternoon. Please let me know if there are any broken links, other problems or suggestions for displaying images better as I’ve had to hack together a quick bit of code to handle putting so many pictures out in any sort of organized fashion.

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