Right now, it has finally stopped snowing and I have to go outside and split some firewood. By the time you read this, February will be nearly over. It's been a great pleasure to write and think here this month, and my heartiest thanks go to those who help keep this vibrant on-line community running. Thanks also (to anyone who's gotten this far) for reading my posts. I'll paraphrase Jim Harrison one last time: I've given you my two cents, but two cents ain't the whole dollar.
Christine Byl is the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods (Beacon Press, 2013). Her prose has appeared in GlimmerTrain Stories, The Sun, Crazyhorse, and other magazines and anthologies. Byl lives in a yurt on a few acres of tundra just north of Healy, Alaska, with her husband and an old sled dog. She runs a small trail-design and construction business. When she isn't working in the field or writing, she loves reading, homestead projects, wilderness adventures, and anything that happens in the snow. Visit her on Facebook while her website makes its slow way to the world.