to be with the Associated General Contractors of America helping to
lead their Executive Leadership Conference – a great group of people.
We are in Anchorage, Alaska, and gorgeous country surrounds us.
It so happens that it is also the Summer
Solstice, the longest day of the year. In Alaska the sun never sets!
Take a look at the graphic on the right and you can see that Alaska
never enters the shaded (night time) part of the Earth as it spins on
this particular day.
If sunlight is a cure for the doldrums then this is a place to be
cheered up all around the clock. And of course the inverse is true
during the winter solstice, when Alaska is permanently in the shaded
If you walked outside at 11pm or 3am last Saturday night, it pretty
much looked like the photo below. Perpetual sunshine! The grass is
green and the flowers are blossoming though there is only about 2
months of relative warmth ahead before the 8-month long cold begins to
set in once again.
decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life
as much as I could.
– Evel Knievel