My bed shook violently, waking me up at 7:30 am this morning. I was too tired to know what was going on but later learned that an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the richter scale, had originated some 15 miles from Homer, shaking up the whole area. Everybody on campus experienced the quake! Meanwhile, the volcano has continued to erupt over the past several weeks but has not yet caused any damage here in Homer. Life in Alaska is always interesting! I love it here!