Lloyd Leavitt has lived all of his life in Barrow, Alaska. For 57 years he has endured the cold. The snow. The sub-zero freeze that blankets the little town on the farthest northern tip of the state. But he’ll tell you that what really gets to him are the weeks of continual darkness.
In Barrow the sun sets on November 18 and it doesn’t rise again until January 24th. For sixty-five days the sun doesn’t shine! “There comes a time,” Leavitt says, “when you don’t know if it’s morning or evening; you get confused.” Continue reading