Fourteen months, some of them at the South Pole

Will Brubaker writes from McMurdo that he has signed a fourteen month contract with the Raytheon corporation to freeze his fingers off tweaking diesel engines. This is the longest contract offered to United States Antarctic Program workers, and it includes, midway through, a daunting polar winter. I think Will is a loon, and told him so. Nonetheless his blog should make for interesting reading as he goes slowly barmy over the next thirteen and a half months. Perhaps in his defense he ends a recent email with the following quote, from Maine writer Katharine Butler Hathaway:

"If you let fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin."

Good luck, Will.

1 comment:

Andrian said...

Didn't read his whole blog, but somewhere in the beginning it sounds like he chose a long stretch on the ice over going to Iraq. That way a winterover sounds rather sane to me.