My job is to watch over the
satellite radios and computers that link
McMurdo with the rest of the world, to
them in operating condition, to fix them when they break anyhow. We
a remote satellite communications earth station on Black
Island. There are
windmills and photovoltaic panels there to
generate electricity to power the radios and heat the buildings and I
to there a few times in the course of the winter. In the summer it is
20 miles by helo, in the winter about 70 miles by sno-cat.
When I am not doing those things
I write letters and poems
and read books. Other folks put
on plays and dance classes, fix
and oil burners, cook and clean up, play various sports (but there is
swimming pool), maintain inventory and library.
Today I spend most of my time flying kites and
playing with strings, writing storeys & letters and fixing things.
I daydream a lot about road trips & adventures past and future. And
I travel still: searching for grandsons in need of a grandfather, kids
in need of a mentor, students looking for a tutor, and anyone else who
wants to have an adventure. Most Peoples aren't interested in
adventures and Humans seem to be in short supply.
I prefer to live where clothing is optional, where hot springs and
skinnydipping are available. I live on the road. Home is where I park
it. Elsewhere in these pages is an invitation to ride along and storeys
of past adventures.
A.J.Oxton, OA, OO, OAE, k1oIq
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