Yvonne's son, Owen had just graduated college and was making plans for the next phase of his life. For a while he was seriously considering a turn driving the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. This is true. His mother told me. Instead, a friend gave him a one-way ticket to Alaska where Owen has spent the last year, presumably climbing glaciers, drinking cowboy coffee from an enameled camp mug, and writing the great american novel by lamplight. I am jealous of Owen's sense of adventure.