I forgot to post here, what with the move and all, but I was cited in an online article of Anchorage Daily News.
A blogger – apparently a teacher in Nome—writes about his decision to leave Alaska before he finds himself staying year after year just for the retirement benefits:
“Another year in Nome would have made it three years in Alaska. Three years would turn into twenty, just like that …” writes Matt Butcher on a blog called “The Butcher Shop.”
“I'm an English teacher and there’s not a single bookstore to wander through. There are no drive-thru fast food joints. There are no roads to take us to different towns. I didn’t grow up here, so I miss these things from the Lower 48,” he says.