A friend asked me what the title of my blog means, and so I thought I'd provide a short explanation.
I wanted my blog name to represent my Alaskan adventures, but I didn't necessarily want it to be so obvious. I wanted something deeper (though this is partly due to the fact that all the obvious names were already taken.) :-)
I chose the name after a quick study of the etymology of the word 'north.' Wikipedia explains it easier than I can:
"The word north is traced to the Old High German nord, and the Proto-Indo-European unit ner-, meaning 'left' (or 'under'). Presumably a natural primitive description of its concept is 'to the left of the rising sun.'"
So there it is: I'm a nerd and that's how nerds name their blogs--through an etymological study of key words. And I'm strangely proud of such an accomplishment.
Stay safe, and Happy New Year!