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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Back from Alaska, Part II.

Here's a quick recap of my trip to Alaska.

1. Saw humpback and killer whales.

2. Enjoyed the amazing Hubbard Glacier.

3. Met interesting people. For example, the couple from New York whose were involved in litigation with a municipality regarding a regulation that resulted in a "taking" of their real property. The ten (10) year litigation odyssey ultimately resulted in a ruling in their favor. Silver lining? The property vastly appreciated during the tenure.

4. Observed a questionnaire for an excursion that asked for one's weight--and provided four (4) places for the digits.

5. Read two (2) good books: (a) iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon; and Rough Edges by former Congressman James Rogan. Reviews to follow.