Monday, March 06, 2006


Inspired title, eh?

This was my view out the back of the house this morning. Fantastic. Our Brazilian exchange student thought he had landed on Mars.

Until I handed him a shovel. Then it was more like a

gu·lag (gū'läg)
  1. A network of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union.
  2. A forced labor camp or prison, especially for political dissidents.
  3. A place or situation of great suffering and hardship, likened to the atmosphere in a prison system or a forced labor camp.
[Russian Gulag, from G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh) lag(ereĭ), Chief Administration (of Correctional Labor) Camps.]