Friday, March 15, 2013

Ides of March...
I’d always thought that the Ides of March was a time of troubles, as in “beware of the Ides of March.” But unlike Shakespeare’s play, where things didn't go too well for Julius Caesar, the Ides merely refer to the mid month of the old Roman calendar. According to Wikipedia, March was the first month of the year for the Romans, so they observed a holiday from the first of the month to the Ides. Far from being a bad time, the Ides of March (the 15th on our current calendar) was a Roman New Year’s eve party.
So here's an older post (with a photo of this years team) for the Ides of March in Alaska. Party on…

It was minus 15° F this morning and with the wind blowing, it certainly feels a lot colder. A good day to run dogs. Most of my dogs are large and fuzzy, not the sleek houndy/pointer crosses that you see wearing coats and booties at the race track. I wouldn't say my team is slow, but I round my run times to the nearest hour. This is also good weather for the musher with a hangover. I call it a medicinal dog run. Not that I get hangovers much, well maybe a few, but the cold air really does clear the head. (Originally posted on 3/16/09)