On my drive into work this morning I noticed that the smoke was no longer billowing from the landfill. I guess the surface fires are out. Last night the smoke blanketed low areas throughout the area, searing my throat and watering my eyes. The exotic sides of island living.
Speaking of island living, the New York Times has a poignant story about Hawaiians relocating to Las Vegas. The high cost of living on the island is driving many to the desert. Substitute the word Guam for Hawaii, and the article is virtually interchangeable with the situation here in the Marianas. People are leaving in droves for the Mainland, cheaper costs, cheaper housing, and more job opportunities.