That is a classic example of parallel logic. It sounds so right. It’s so close to reality. And it led me to a small Inupiat Eskimo village perched at the very top of the Alaskan Arctic where I spent the next thirty years of my life wondering if Italians were ever really meant to be that cold.
Parallel Logic is the story of how a city girl learned to cope in a town that thought that eating raw whale meat dipped in seal oil was as normal as shaking some aged parmesan on a fine plate of spaghetti. It was a long journey that, despite some bumps and bangs along the way (almost all of which occurred when I didn’t hold the rope tight enough while traveling 40 miles per hour over tundra in a sled being pulled by a snow machine), turned out to be a grand adventure among people who quickly became my very northern family.
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