Letter: No more negativity: Let’s change the nickname to 'initiation dust’

September 24, 2013 

Enough of this negativity: I propose we replace the term “termination dust” with the term “initiation dust.” We live in the far north, the home of the Iditarod, the Iron Dog, the Yukon Quest, Olympic skiers, extreme winter athletes, hockey pros and just general get out there in the out there folks romping and riding in the long white of winter. With the annual coming of ice and snow a majority of the north transforms from a buggy swamp into a freeway. Celebrate when the annual “initiation dust” coats our mountains. Winter rules. Have a good one.

— Jerry Dale McDonnell

Anchorage

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