It is now the beginning of September and we are well into the latter half of our winter season. I say ‘winter’ but it might be more appropriate if we called our seasons here ‘light’ and ‘dark’ or maybe ‘cold’ and ‘even colder’. Twice now we have seen the ambient temperature (before wind chill) drop below -100°F. Mid-winter occurred for us on June 22 while those of you back home in the northern hemisphere enjoyed the first day of summer. The occasion was celebrated with a formal dinner followed by some community festivities.