Monthly Archives: December 2013

Football, the Wall Street Journal, and Bowling

We get a lot of work done down here, and there’s a fair bit of playing done too. With the two day weekend for Christmas coinciding with some of our best weather, I’ve spent a bit more time lately playing … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner down here is a tradition that folks look forward to; aside from the sunset dinner, it’s probably the biggest culinary event of the year, but you’ve gotta stick around for the whole winter to enjoy that. Stay tuned. … Continue reading

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Broken Herc

Last week, we had a LC-130 return to Pole in an “In Flight Emergency” – there was a serious mechanical problem. It seems like a plane or two either returns to Pole or is left here overnight most summers, but … Continue reading

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Marathon

One of several moderately insane annual events here is there marathon. It’s generally held after Christmas, but one of the chief organisers will be leaving in a few days, so this year it was held early. There was a signup … Continue reading

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Open Mic Night

A couple weekends back, we had an open mic night on station, which was a real hit. Several individuals and bands played, from our summer population of roughly 140 people. We’ve got some really talented folks down here – a … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse

One of the nicest places to spend time in the station is our hydroponic greenhouse. ┬áIt’s a small place, but very dense – my understanding is that it started out as an experiment for a potential future mission to Mars. … Continue reading

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Blasting Old Pole

The South Pole Station that I live in is the third station at the South Pole. Before this station, originally known as the elevated station, was the dome. Sadly, the dome was disassembled a couple years ago, and I never … Continue reading

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